Old Adelaide Gaol Dark History

Adelaide Gaol Dark History Tour: If only these walls could talk …. well, maybe they can!

Adelaide Gaol Dark History Tour – join Haunted Horizons on a darker journey through the Gaol… we are not just about the ghosts!

Not excited by history? Old buildings don’t amaze you? What happened behind the doors of a working Gaol doesn’t intrigue you?

Well, you haven’t been to the Old Adelaide Gaol with Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons!

Join the most experienced and highly awarded tour operator at the Gaol for an exposé of the Old Girl.

Let us breathe fire into this amazing site and bring it alive for you.

Warning: This tour does include detailed information on the process of execution by hanging, and murder, plus it contains stories of deceased First Nations people.


The stories behind Adelaide Gaol Dark History Tour

Share our passion for Adelaide Gaol and indulge in some of the stories that will captivate and move you.

And whilst your Guide will be wonderfully experienced, we encourage you to stump them with questions like:

  • Who was South Australia’s first serial killer?
  • How many hangings went very wrong?
  • Did innocent men go to the gallows?
  • And if you’re lucky, and your Guide is in a good mood, you might even hear a ghost story thrown in for good measure.

For Adelaide Gaol Dark History Tours, insist on the tour operator with greatest experience and the richest research to enhance your tour at the Adelaide Gaol.

Gaol Darkside Tour – Let us put the Faces To the Gaol

Help us trace the footsteps of a number of inmates who made that fateful journey to the gallows.

The Adelaide Gaol witnessed 45 executions during its history and some of her inmates had rather unusual stories to tell.

One common misconception (thanks to television) is the time taken from pronouncing sentence to the day of execution.

‘Death row’ in South Australia was experienced in most cases for no more than 28 days. Not long to make peace with your maker …

Our history guides have unparalleled experience with the Adelaide Gaol and its occupants over the years.

For those who suffered the extreme penalty of the law … let us share their stories …

Please note, this is not a Ghost Tour.  If you want stories of the spookier kind go to Haunted Horizons Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tours

Location Details


Old Adelaide Gaol


Adelaide Gaol, 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton




2 Hour Dark History Tour

2 Hours

What to Bring

Sensible clothing/shoes, small torch if dark


2hrs of walking and standing

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Book with the local operator you can trust. Haunted Horizons™, has been named best Tour Operator in the South Australian Tourism Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017. You will also be booking with confidence that you are in experienced hands, with over 28 years of paranormal research experience behind us.