Visit Australia's home to the criminally insane, J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Explore the museum followed by a two hour ghost tour of the home of notorious criminals including Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Explore the governor's bathroom, hangman's gallows, original kitchen, showerblock, grave sites, West Wing, J Ward Block, exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger. Learn of governors whose spirits are still lurking, prisoners buried in the grounds and the many souls trapped within these walls.

Duration: two hours. Terrain: moderate walking, some steps,

Paranormal activity: very high. Due to the nature of stories, children must be 12 years or older for the J Ward Tour.

Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat - a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne.

Type Indicative prices

All tickets $39.00 per person



Museum Access, Guided Ghost Tour and Ghost hunting

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 05/10/18 - 27/03/21

    Fri/Sat: 09:30pm - 11:30pm

Take a guided evening ghost tour or paranormal investigation of Ararat's premier tourist destination, J Ward Lunatic Asylum.

J Ward is the premier tourist venue in Ararat, visited by more than 10,000 people annually (greater than Ararat's population).

Relive the past by taking a guided ghost tour conducted by Lantern Ghost Tours, an award winning evening ghost tour or an overnight paranormal investigation with an expert paranormal investigation team.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Other tours by this operator:
1 Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377

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