One of South Australia’s oldest buildings, Adelaide Gaol features unique architecture, and a wealth of history.

Experience what life was like behind bars for almost 300,000 prisoners who once called Adelaide Gaol home. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia’s longest continuously operational prison facilities.

Over 147 years, the Gaol housed some of the state’s most notorious and dangerous criminals. Step back in time and walk the hallways and cells of South Australia’s first inmates.

Self-guided tours and education tours are available, or alternately book a guided tour through one of our private tour operators: Adelaide Gaol Preservation Society, Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons, Ghost Crime Tours, and Lantern Ghost Tours.