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The thick stone walled jail that served the area from the 1800's onward is a glimpse at Canada's past history. The small jail cells, the living area of the gaoler and his family, medical practices and the vignettes about some of the people who found themselves to be incarcerated there gave life to what it was like back in the... 更多
Behind the Bars tour held from July 5th to August 25th , 7:00pm to 9:00pm . Excellent way to learn all about the history of the Gaol. Met with James Donnelly, excellent loved his story, from 1858 and Turnkey officer Henderson, prisoners Elizabeth, Amelia, Thomas, and the fabulous Mrs Dickson and Dr. Shannon. A must see. Congratulation on another successful... 更多
It is amazing to be able to actually see, feel, touch the halls, corridors, cells, bunks...this is a peek into a life that most of us would never know. The stories of inmates, and some of the horrific and sometimes trivial things they did to get 'locked up'. This is a must see...it impresses kids and wows adults, a very... 更多
We visited the gaol on a recommendation at another tourist site. We sidetracked to Goderich to visit. So glad we did! It's a beautiful and unique building from the outside and we liked the self-guided tour aspect. My young children (9 and 11) describe it as "cold" and "creepy" and the floors even seemed uneven! I loved the historical information... 更多
The gael was a very interesting visit, and we enjoyed every bit of it. The austere conditions, and some of the reasons for being jailed in times past were fascinating, especially by today's standards. The Governor's (Warden's) house is part of the tour, and is interesting in itself.
This summer we visited the historic Gaol with our grandkids. We went for the evening tour when they had locals playing the prisoners and warden. It was fantastic! Kids loved it. Got to go in the cells to get a feel for incarceration, not a nice place to be.