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The Tench (Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site)
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US$37.25*
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour
Ranked #6 of 136 things to do in Hobart
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hear incredible tales of crime and punishment as you are led through the courts and tunnels to the chapel, cells and gallows of this internationally-significant convict site, owned and operated by the National Trust. Join us for Guided Day Tours running up to 4 times daily on weekdays and 2 times on weekends, 'Pandemonium' a 40 minute film about our convict past and for our Ghost Tour. Bookings recommended for Day Tours and Pandemonium and essential for Ghost Tour. Please note that access to the site is by Guided Tour Only.
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“well worth the visit”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is a place steeped in very interesting history with ghostly dimensions. The tour guide was excellent and made the two-hour plus journey through the history of the place quite enjoyable.

Visited June 2014
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Bunbury
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“A great piece of history”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

A great tour about the old pententiary site. The tour guide was well informed about the history and of some of the convicts processed through the site

Visited July 2014
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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A wonderful piece of history”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Treat yourself and take a step back in time. This is a place with so much history in our own backyard. If you have any connection to a convict past then you have a connection to this place. We did the day tour but there is also a ghost tour (that I am coming back to do!). It is worth the $ for entry/tour and the information is engaging and informative. Put this on your to do list in Hobart!

Visited July 2014
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Mount Isa, Australia
1 review
“Highly recommended tour!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had a great tour by guide Barry. He was extremely informative and entertaining. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thanks Barry for a great experience.

Visited July 2014
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Thank sjvee
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Langwarrin, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“ghost tour at night”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

i did the ghost tour on a friday night lanterns were provided to walk in the dark underground some of the doorways were low
but tour was fun and enjoyable

Visited June 2014
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