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Trick or Treat Trail at the Old Adelaide Gaol

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Trick or Treat?
Friday the 31st of October is Halloween and it's time for some scary fun! Where better than to have a spooky time than at one of Australia's most haunted places - the Old Adelaide Gaol.

Old Adelaide Gaol
Old Adelaide Gaol (©paula mcmanus)

The Adelaide Gaol was built in 1841 and housed approximately 300,000 prisoners during its 147 years of operation.

The Gaol closed it's doors to prisoners in 1988, but then opened them again as a popular tourist destination. Up to it's closing, the jail was known as the longest continuously operating prison in Australia.

Over the years, there were 45 people hung at the prison, including one woman.

It would have been a a terrifying place to be incarcerated and it seems that many of the previous inmates have never really left.

Many paranormal investigators have visited the Gaol and there's been a lot of documented ghost activity - they include seeing full body apparitions, hearing disembodied voices and experiencing cold spots.

Halloween witch
Halloween (©paula mcmanus)

This Halloween, the Gaol will be open from 5pm to 8pm for a family trick or treating event.

There will be some trick or treat booths, a costume parade, story telling, games and children's entertainers

Tickets are strictly limited, so be quick to purchase them. Sales must be finalised by Monday 27th October.

Friday 31st October 2014

Old Adelaide Gaol

5pm to 8pm

How much
Adults $14.
Children (aged 2 to 12) $9.
Family passes $34.

Where to book
Call the Old Adelaide Goal on 8231 4062 by close of business on Monday 27th October.

Check out for more details.

Old Adelaide Gaol
Old Adelaide Gaol (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? Spooky fun
When: Friday 31st October
Phone: 8231 4062
Where: Old Adelaide Gaol
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