This now defunct prison in the heart of Thebarton was the first home of criminals in South Australia. While it serves as a museum today, Adelaide Gaol held lawbreakers and convicts between 1841 and 1988. Life was hard here and executions and torture were a part of daily life.
Travelers who journey to this top attraction will find plenty to do and see on a tour of this historical icon, and visitors say the guided day and evening tours are an ideal way to not only learn about the history of Adelaide Gaol, but those who once called its walls home, too. Travelers who opt for a self-guided tour will still find impressive displays with well-marked information and plenty of historical context.
Adelaide Gaol is located at 18 Gaol Road in Thebarton. Travelers can take self-guided tours Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with the last entry at 3:30 p.m. Visitors who are interested in the paranormal can book guided tours with local outfits that focus on ghosts and spirits of the Adelaide Gaol.