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Huron Historic Gaol

181 Victoria Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 2T8, Canada
+1 519-524-2686
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The second floor was closed for upgrades. There is not a ton to see. But the audio tour gives you... read more

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HarmonyTreeStudio
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Morden, Canada
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Interesting place - good docent.

I enjoyed the tour we took of the old gaol, and the stories told while we toured. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laid-backCanadian
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Boise, Idaho
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181 Victoria Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 2T8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The second floor was closed for upgrades. There is not a ton to see. But the audio tour gives you reason to pause in each room. The Victorian house was interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the tour we took of the old gaol, and the stories told while we toured. It was interesting.

Thank Laid-backCanadian
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

In the summer, visiting the Gaol is a treat. People dress up and learn the backstory of the typical historical figures who would have been in the Gaol from the inmates, the homeless, the administrator of the Gaol etc. It is like a living play...More

Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

it was fun to go through the Gaol, and read the info and and listen to the recordings to learn how it was back in the day. Didn't even know it existed till we came up there, make sure you check it out! :)

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It was so interesting to go through the jail and learning the history of the inmates and how it was ran back in the early days to closing of the jail .so much to see and learning that I have now made 3 visits now...More

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Joseph N, Public Relations Manager at Huron Historic Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the Gaol so frequently! We're glad that you found the exhibits informative!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited this Historic Gaol in October 2017. We were looking for something to do and noticed the very fair admission price ($5). This is a self-guided tour with audio sticks that you can use for more information. This 3 level prison dates back to...More

1  Thank Aimee A
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Joseph N, Public Relations Manager at Huron Historic Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your visit to the Gaol, and for your kind review!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The self-guided tour with audio "stick" was interesting and worth the modest admission. It was startling to visit the cell blocks and learn that this was in use until the 1970s. Some of the stories about the prisoners are painfully sad. As a previous reviewer...More

1  Thank PhotoPhinish
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A very interesting piece of Goderich history. You can obtain an audio guide if you wish. The stories about some former inmates are both interesting and sad to read.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Behind the Bars is a must do! It was excellent! The characters were very well performed and informative. Each one had a story and interacted with visitors. The Gaol is a piece of history and not to be missed.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were surprised how interesting the visit to the gaol was, and learned quite a bit. You can also get a pass to the Museum.

Thank CA L
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Hi I don't remember seeing any Linens on our tour, Sept/2016.
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