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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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8pm English tourMost Popular
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$21.15
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$21.15
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$21.15
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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.

Reviews (54)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Always Fun to See the Jail

It’s always fun to visit the Old County Jail! Our instructor did his job well and was loud and clear. Would recommend especially for kids 10+!

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun way to spend an evening

Was in town with my girlfriend for exams and needed a way to spend the evening. Hannah was a gem of a tour guide who was both knowledgeable about the history of the site as well as approachable with questions. She wasn't overly dramatic like...More

1  Thank Maverick242
Reviewed 1 week ago
10/10, fun for the whole family

10/10, would do again. Jessica was an amazing tour guide, it was audible, fun and great personal stories and historical facts! Can't wait to try the Zombie Tour she recommended!

Thank leaharnoldparsons
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun but very HOT in the summer

Fun, cool to explore the jail which is now a Hostel. Not Scary but interesting. REALLY hot in the summer, no air condition in the jail.

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Something Different

Awesome tour and the guide was experienced and had a tonnes of scary tales and experiences to tell. It was a cool night and you have to dress for the weather they should merchandise touques and mitts they'd probably make alot of money. All around...More

Thank Rebecca M
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