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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
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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$19.18
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$19.18
7:45pm 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$19.18
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and interesting

This was a great way to spend an evening! As with all the ghost tours we've been on, it is a fantastic way to hear about and learn some of the history of the city/country you'd otherwise not hear anything about. Our guide was very...More

1  Thank scarygh0st
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Mix of Chills and History

We did the Ghosts and Gallows tour of the Carleton Jail. Loved all of the spooky annecdots and the story the tour is based around. Good for ghost hunters and history buffs alike.

1  Thank marikomcdonald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour and a neat way to get a history lesson.

We had a great tour with Chevon. She was very knowledgable of the stories and made the tour of the Carleton County Jail entertaining as well as informative. This tour ranked 3 out of 4 on their Spooky scale but it wasn't scary at all....More

Thank Sandro43
JimHW, Manager at Haunted Walk of Ottawa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for joining us! We're glad that you enjoyed learning more about your hometown's darker past. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chills and Goosebumps

Had a great evening with Haunted Walks doing the Ghosts and Gallows Tour. Juliet our guide for the tour was super nice and knowledgeable. You could be assured to get chills and goosebumps during the visit! Really good historical information as well during the visit....More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Historical tour of Ottawa's Criminal Past

Booked this tour prior to arriving in Ottawa for a short break, and we were not disappointed! Our tour guide, Siobhan, was very knowledgeable, and delivered entertaining and chilling accounts of the murder of Thomas D'Arcy McGee and the trial of Patrick Whelan, as well...More

Thank HistorybuffCA
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