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Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The Adelaide Gaol is the longest continuously operational jail in Australia having housed more than 300,000 inmates between 1841 and 1988. Today, it has been converted into a museum and is one of the two oldest remaining buildings in South Australia. Visiting the museum is at once an educational and a creepy experience. During the day there are tours that highlight the historical aspects of the institution and its former inmates. These are led by knowledgeable guides who can illuminate you about the jail architecture, living conditions of the inmates and many of the colourful figures who worked or resided here as guests of her majesty. By night, there is a thrilling ghost and paranormal tour. Regardless of whether you actually encounter a ghoulish resident or not, this is certainly a spooky place to visit at night and you are likely to experience your hair sticking up on its ends at some point throughout the tour. The Adelaide Gaol is located at 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton.

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