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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$19.25
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$19.25
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$19.25
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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 5 days ago
Fun tour on a beautiful evening

My two sisters and I did this tour during the week. There were only 7 of us which really helped us have a great time. Liz was our guide and she was great! The time passed quickly and Liz was very engaging and got the...More

Thank Teadrinker6472
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great walking tour at night

This was the first time we had ever done a tour like this and we all (3 adults) really enjoyed the experience. Sam was our tour guide and was awesome at telling the stories and making it fun for the group. This is a perfect...More

Thank keisha_lemons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow, Did John A MacDonald do that?

Loved the combination of history, drama and supernatural stories. It even was interesting enough to lure our young adults away from their phones to take a short trip with their old, boring parents. Loved it!

Thank MoniqueCaissie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great activity

Even if you are a local it is still very interesting to be part of this walk our guide Amanda was great and we have a very positive experience.

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
G-G-G-Ghosts!

I'm impressed by the nightly turnout of these tours. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, this was a great walking tour to and of the old Carleton jail (now a hostel), and had a great story that made you wonder if someone was wrong...More

Thank Beedy81
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