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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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-881-3413


Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol 209 Cayley Street