One of the two oldest public buildings in Adelaide.

Adelaide Gaol is claimed to be the most haunted site in SA.

A place of execution.

Between the Walls.


“Definitely one of the things to do in Adelaide…”

  • Visit the Adelaide Gaol for a guided tour. The Gaol is a major part of Adelaide’s heritage.
  • The Gaol’s history extends from the time of the early settler’s right through to today. As one of the two oldest public buildings in Adelaide, the Gaol has much to offer every visitor.
  • Treat your visit as a learning experience and find out about Adelaide’s penal history or learn about the Gaol’s architecture.
  • You can hear some of the fascinating stories of the Gaol’s prisoners and their life behind bars.
  • The Adelaide Gaol is said to be the most haunted site in South Australia.
  • You may prefer a more chilling night visit to the Gaol on one of our regular Ghost Tours where you will hear about many of the Gaol’s ghostly activities.
  • For the more adventurous you could attend one of our Paranormal Workshops and learn even more about the Gaol’s paranormal activities.

Breaking News!

The Return of Tours!

We’re back with our famous tours

The Adelaide Gaol Preservation Society Inc. (AGPS) are delighted to announce the return of our famous, original and authentic

  • Ghost Tours
  • Twilight Tours
  • Paranormal Workshops
  • History Tours

All of these tours will be reinstated from November 2015.

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Adelaide Gaol Tours

Why take an AGPS Tour of the Adelaide Gaol?

We are long established as the premier tour experience at the Adelaide Gaol. We only conduct tours at the Gaol, which means our efforts are focused solely on bringing you the best possible tour for this location.

The AGPS have conducted tours at the Adelaide Gaol for more than 25 years and in that time our guides have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Our guides are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They also have considerable firsthand experience with the Gaol’s extensive paranormal phenomena. This experience has been gained while conducting thousands of tours over many years. Our guides are all volunteers; they have a love for the Gaol and its many characteristics. The Adelaide Gaol Preservation Society conducted the original and authentic Adelaide Gaol Tours and is not affiliated with any privately run Gaol tour operator.

Our focus is to bring you a genuine, value for money tour.

What can you expect on a tour?

Ghost Tours

Paranormal Workshops

Virtual Tours

Twilight Tours

History Tours

A glimpse into the past…

A glimpse into the past…

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Become a Volunteer Guide

The AGPS instigated, established and conducted the original ghost tours at the Adelaide Gaol and have also conducted history tours for the last 24 years. We are now looking to recruit more volunteer guides to conduct history and/or ghost tours at the Adelaide Gaol.

You will be part of an award winning, prestigious and recognised organisation that values their volunteers. You will be expected to join the Society and comply with the AGPS Constitution rules and regulations. We are looking for highly articulate and able people with a professional attitude.

It is important that you be well presented with an ability to speak in front of large groups of visitors.

Training will be given and it is anticipated that your guiding duties would involve one day or night per week. These positions may suit persons trying to establish a career in tourism. We must emphasise that these positions are on a volunteer basis and do not include any remuneration, although out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

You will also be required to have a Department for Community and Social Inclusion clearance check at your own cost.