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Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaolin-person Doors Open Brockton

  • In-person
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

This building operated as a jail (or “gaol”) for 144 years, and then closed in 2011. Now a museum, the site lets you retrace the footsteps of famous inmates, such as John Haag – rumoured to have survived his hanging. Figure out how escape artist Mickey McArthur got out. And capture your best “cell-fie” in one of the original jail cells.

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
E-mail: info@walkertonbia.ca


Year built: 1866
Building type:Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sep 26, 10:00am - Sep 26, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.