Come on a tour like no other as Ghost Crime Tours is very proud to announce that we can now take you to one of the most actively haunted locations in Australia – The Old Adelaide Gaol!
Originally built in 1841, the Adelaide gaol and Government house are the two oldest buildings in South Australia. The gaol was open between 1841 to 1988 some 147 years, with sixty six executions by hanging happing in South Australia, the Adelaide Gaol saw 45 of them. This is a tour that is sure not to disappoint as there are so many tales to tell on this tour. From the amazing history and design of the gaol that ran way over budget and nearly bankrupted the new state before it had even opened and received its first guest, to the approx. 300000 inmates that had the displeasure of being housed here.
Among the executions at the gaol was John Balaban, possibly Australia’s first serial killer. John Balaban was convicted of one of Australia's most sadistic killers; he confessed to killing five people in as many years and was executed by hanging at the Adelaide Gaol on 26th August 1953.
Come on our tour of the Old Adelaide gaol and hear the story of Elizabeth Woolcock, the only women to be executed in South Australia, did she deserve to be hung? There are many who believe then and still believe today that this was not justice and that she was unfairly treated, however we will tell you the facts of the case and simply let you be the judge. There are also those who say that Elizabeth still walks the gaol to this day, come on our tour and you could be lucky enough to meet her? Ghosts Crime Tours is very excited to be offering to you our tours of the Old Adelaide Gaol, with all that has happened here is there any wonder that there are now so many reported ghosts roaming these walls to this day. If these walls could only talk….or maybe they do? * Photo curtesy of the the South Australian Police Historical Society, click here to visit their website.
Our tours are ran two nights a week, the nights are randomly chosen at the start of each month, and could be any night from Monday to Sunday. Please view the booking section on this webpage below for the next tour date.
Yes you are more than welcome to take as many photos as you like. All we ask is that you are respectful of those around you and when using flash photography please don’t blind anyone while we’re walking.