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Ottawa Ghosts and the Gallows Old Carleton County Jail Tour

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  • Costumed storyteller-guides leading the tour adds to the creepiness factor
  • Skip the line and have your spot guaranteed on this popular tour
  • Hear the tales of ghostly happenings at one of Canada’s most haunted hostels
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Ottawa Ghosts and the Gallows Old Carleton County Jail Tour
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On your 60 - 75 minute tour experience, we take you inside the old Carleton County Jail (now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel) one of the most haunted buildings in North America!
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9pm English tour
On your 60 - 75 minute tour experience, we take you inside the old Carleton County Jail (now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel) one of the most haunted buildings in North America!
From US$ 20.51
7:45pm English Tour
On your 60 - 75 minute tour experience, we take you inside the old Carleton County Jail (now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel) one of the most haunted buildings in North America!
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Overview

Take a spooky tour through one of North America’s most haunted buildings: the Old Carleton County Jail in Ottawa. Get ready for an evening of chilling tales and things that go bump in the night on the site of Canada’s last operational gallows, led by a guide who shares all the history and hauntings of the Ghosts and Gallows.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and storyteller for the evening outside the tour ticket wicket on Sparks Street. The historical costume they wear and ghostly lantern they carry help set the tone for the chilling tales to come.

Follow the alley down to the hostel that was once the Old Carleton County Jail, a prison that housed some of Ottawa’s most notorious criminals before they were hanged on the on-site gallows. Some say the unhappy souls of the wrongly executed still haunt the place! Before the tour ends at the jail, decide for yourself if the tales of floating coins, unexplained chills, and faceless ghosts could possibly be true.

Reviews (59)
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Reviewed 12 November 2018
Very engaging, thoroughly recommend!

We did a short walk through downtown Ottawa and to the old country jail, where we got a fun tour filled with spooks and stories. The interactive parts, examining the trial of the main "spirit", were very well done. Remy is an engaging, eloquent and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jes W
Reviewed 12 November 2018
Awesome

Me and my boyfriend completely enjoyed the walk. If you're bored on a weekend, this is a great way to make it entertaining.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank camer122
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Ghosts and Gallows - and a really creepy door (maybe a ghost?)

I do these tours in every city I visit. It may seem silly, but I love history and I love walking the city at night. This is the safest way to do it, especially as a young woman travelling by myself. I really enjoyed this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jules_the_explorer
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Very fun and engaging

We had Darcy as our tour guide this past evening, he was very energetic and enthusiastic and it rubbed off on our whole group. He was enegaging and was a great story teller. It was a fantastic evening and would recommend the tour and especially...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank claujo31
Reviewed 20 October 2018
Fun way to spend an evening in Ottawa

Fun, informative night lead by Darcy. Great tour guide, personable, good clear voice, lots of personal stories, knowledable. Would recommend this tour

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia Ann C
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