During the height of the Goldrush, Castlemaine was a booming mining town with enough criminals in its midst to warrant its own gaol. First built in 1861 and active for 130 years, it has seen men, women and children pass through its gates, some who were destined never to leave.
Experience the Old Castlemaine Gaol at night with a Ghost Tour. There are four different themed tours to choose from, so make sure you catch them all.
There are a range of historical tours to suit the ghost hunting enthusiasts, and theatrical tours for those who enjoy being scared.
Be led by the wardens, and hear the stories of the damned that still reside within these walls.
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Tours are run as special events. Please see website for details.
During the height of the Goldrush, Castlemaine was a booming mining town with enough criminals in its midst to warrant its own gaol. First built in 1861 and active for 130 years, it has seen men, women and children pass through its gates, some who were destined never to leave. Come join one of the tours to find out what lies behind the walls of the Old Castlemaine Gaol.
Self-Guided Tours: For those short on time, or just wanting to wander the Gaol by themselves. Limited areas available. Available everyday (except major holidays).
Guided Tours: Gain access to areas closed to the self guided tours - sit in the cell where condemned men spent their final night. Walk the stairs to the hangman's noose where 10 men met their final end and hear the stories of the prisoners incarcerated in these cells. Weekends only and public holidays.
Ghost Tours: Experience the Gaol at night, and find out the gruesome stories of those inmates who died here. There are several different ghost tours on offer with either a historical or theatrical nature, to appeal to those serious ghost hunters and those just wanting a scare. See website for dates.
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