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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
US$19 per adult
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8pm 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!
US$18,98 per adult
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!
US$18,98 per adult
7:30pm 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!
US$18,98 per adult
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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.

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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting evening...

Interesting tour of the old jail and great stories. Our guide, Liz, was great. I would have, aside from the ‘ghost’ part of the tour enjoyed seeing more of the hostel. I would definitely do one of their other tours.

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Ghost walk of Ottawa (hostel) jail

Liz was an excellent guide. Her British accent led depth to the historical vibe. She knew her stories well and made the experience informative, fun and spooky. Play acting the court scene and being 'locked' inside the cell was especially fun. We were a family...More

Thank Joie Z
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Story and Cool Gaol

First time on a ghost walk and really enjoyed the experience. Our tour guide Sam was great and kept the walk interesting. Being able to walk through the old gaol and hear about some of the ghost encounters made the trip worthwhile.

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 1 week ago
GREAT TOUR AND GREAT GUIDE!!!

Our tour guide, Emily was very informative! She really knew her stuff. Great tour and would definitely try another one they offer :)

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Interesting and educational

We joined a tour last evening and were impressed with our guides knowledge and ability to engage all ages. While we had no supernatural encounters we did learn some Ottawa history and got.a sense of the conditions of incarceration in early 1900’s.

Thank jknudsen2017
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