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Beside each cell is a plaque describing an internee. You will be surprised at the punishments... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john B
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Toronto, Canada
Well Worth a Visit

A different museum to visit, well displayed and restored county jail. Hand held speakers that... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Robert M
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Rockwood
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181 Victoria Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 2T8, Canada
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All reviews governor's house self guided tour interesting place old jail piece of history interesting stories great history takes about an hour huron county two hours men and women small cells holding cells actors playing thursday evening easily spend an hour living quarters
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were no guided tours. Instead, you got this little electronic tour guide to show you the way. The upstairs was under renovation and therefore we weren’t allowed up there. It was definitely a blast from the past. I’ve driven past this place many times...More

1  Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beside each cell is a plaque describing an internee. You will be surprised at the punishments meted out.

Thank john B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A different museum to visit, well displayed and restored county jail. Hand held speakers that explain each room great, an interesting look into jail life.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Make sure you look for all the starting times when you book online. We thought we had missed our chance but just needed to wait for the next start time 15 minutes later. You are free to wander through all the open parts and let...More

Thank NeilP451
Reviewed 20 August 2018

There is so much to see, I loved the shape of the building and the fact that they are keeping the historic building, History is important even if we don't agree with the way the past was

Thank KathleenFowler
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I thought the jail would be really interesting for my boys (ages 13 & 15). We visited on one of the interactive evenings when locals role-played as jail staff and inmates. But unfortunately my teens weren't interested in engaging any of the "actors" in conversation....More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the behind the bars tour and really enjoyed it! It is a self guided tour where you meet different people that tell you their stories and why they are there. We loved the characters and stories that brought us back in time...More

1  Thank Tutina68
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

In a quiet town, this was a real treat. Local citizens guided a tour in costume and theme. We began entering a cell block where we were met by an inmate who served time for theft. He was imprisoned in 1875. We moved to he...More

2  Thank dwcchog
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Nice to see a place like that and be informed of the total cost that had happened before it made me think about the situation they had in the past

Thank delgadojanet2012
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were unable to access the upper floors due to construction but what we did see was very informative , great look back in time !

Thank kimvic2018
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't remember seeing any Linens on our tour, Sept/2016.
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