We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Huron Historic Gaol

181 Victoria Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 2T8, Canada
+1 519-524-2686
Review Highlights
A sad but interesting piece of history!

We visited this Historic Gaol in October 2017. We were looking for something to do and noticed the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aimee A
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Punishment preserved

The self-guided tour with audio "stick" was interesting and worth the modest admission. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Read all 130 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old jail” (5 reviews)
181 Victoria Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 2T8, Canada
+1 519-524-2686
Write a Review
Reviews (130)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this Historic Gaol in October 2017. We were looking for something to do and noticed the very fair admission price ($5). This is a self-guided tour with audio sticks that you can use for more information. This 3 level prison dates back to...More

Thank Aimee A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The self-guided tour with audio "stick" was interesting and worth the modest admission. It was startling to visit the cell blocks and learn that this was in use until the 1970s. Some of the stories about the prisoners are painfully sad. As a previous reviewer...More

Thank PhotoPhinish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting piece of Goderich history. You can obtain an audio guide if you wish. The stories about some former inmates are both interesting and sad to read.

Thank RivieraLady
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Behind the Bars is a must do! It was excellent! The characters were very well performed and informative. Each one had a story and interacted with visitors. The Gaol is a piece of history and not to be missed.

Thank CinR
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were surprised how interesting the visit to the gaol was, and learned quite a bit. You can also get a pass to the Museum.

Thank CA L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Glad we went here, very interesting and a piece of history. We enjoyed it. Well organized and good value for your money.

Thank peace0mind
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. Very interesting way to kill 1/2 hour of time. Well run. Some interesting facts and exhibits

Thank denny94
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting for adults but our 3, 5 and 7 year old boys didn't get that much out of it. We went on a Thursday evening when they had actors playing the parts of actual gaolers that stayed in the gaol. The boys...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 24 August 2017

What an interesting tour. For one price you can get an audio tour guide, and also tour the old jail and Huron County Museum. The tour is so interesting and since you are tipped off which audio tapes to listen to as you tour the...More

Thank twilightyears
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Huron Historic Gaol is a really neat place to visit in Goderich, especially if you're interested in history. There's plenty of free parking out front and the entry fee is rather reasonable, it even comes with an audio guide if you want a more...More

Thank Stefan P
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Thanks for visiting - we hope you come back again soon!

Nearby Restaurants
Culbert's Bakery
233 reviews
.86 km away
Thyme On 21 Casual Dining
241 reviews
.52 km away
West Street Willy's Eatery
338 reviews
.80 km away
West Sushi
63 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Menesetung Bridge
93 reviews
.50 km away
Huron County Museum
71 reviews
.33 km away
Goderich Lighthouse
57 reviews
1.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
James B
2 March 2017|
Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't remember seeing any Linens on our tour, Sept/2016.