Ghosts and the Gallows Haunted Carleton County Jail in Ottawa

Choose from two departure times to begin your 60 to 75-minute tour experience that takes you inside the old Carleton County Jail, now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, one of the most haunted buildings in North America! Is the jail haunted today? Your guided jail experience will allow you to decide for yourself. Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.

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1 hour 15 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Haunted Walk of Ottawa
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Haunted Walk of Ottawa, 46 1/2 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8 Canada

    Follow your cloaked and lantern-carrying tour guide on a 60 to 75-minute storytelling adventure that will surprise, amaze and delight even the most skeptical in your group. Along the way, you will hear a number of stories and explore many parts of the jail, including:
    • The assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee
    • The Faceless Ghost of the old Carleton County Jail
    • Take a "cell-fie" in the cell block
    • Visit death row and stand before the last working gallows in Canada
    • Hear of the levitating coin and the custodian who saw something walk through his bedroom wall
    • Was an innocent man hanged for the crime? Is he still buried on the jail grounds to this day? Take part in our mini-mock trial and decide for yourself!

    Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    46 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8, Canada
    Return Detail :
    HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, 75 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9, Canada
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Haunted Walks Inc.

Activity ID: V-31824P6

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