Corporation of the Huron County

Site: Huron Historic Gaol

Description (Service) COVID19 closed until 2021

Unique, octagonal building * served as a county jail from 1841 until 1972 * now a national historic site * originally housed county courts and council chambers * special events, school programs and summer day camps, call for details
Service Details
Public Comments Gaol pronounced Jail
Hours COVID19 closed until 2021

May-Aug: Mon-Sat 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm * Labour Day-Oct 31: Mon-Fri 1 pm-4:30 pm, Sat 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm Nov-Apr 30 Closed
Dates May-Oct 31
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Drop-in
Languages English
Fees Admission ; See
Address and Location
Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
181 Victoria St N
Goderich, ON N7A 2S9
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Intersection Victoria St N (Hwy 21) and Gloucester Terrace
Mailing Address 110 North St 
Goderich, ON N7A 2T8
Physical Access Partially Accessible - partial accessibility to first floor
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-524-6971
Huron County Museum and office: 519-524-2686
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Primary Contact Jeremy Allin, Administrative Assistant, Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol; Phone: 519-524-2686 ext 2204; Email:
Alternate Contact Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior Curator, Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol; Phone: 519-524-2686 ext 2207; Email:
Primary Executive Beth Rumble, Director of Cultural Services, County of Huron; Phone: 519-524-2686 ext 2208; Email:

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