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Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

1. Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

Be incarcerated for the evening at Australia's home to the criminally insane: the famous J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat in the evening and commence the tour with free museum access to explore the memorabilia of the past including straight jackets, electro shock therapy devices, and fascinating patient records. After exploring the museum, enjoy a guided ghost tour of approximately 2 hours through the home of notorious criminals such as Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Explore the governor's bathroom, the hangman's gallows, the original kitchen, the showerblock, the grave sites, the West Wing, the J Ward Block, and the exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger, and hear the terrifying stories of murdered inmates and prisoners buried in the grounds as you explore the property. Tours run every Friday and Saturday evening at 9:30 PM.

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4.5 / 5

based on 82 reviews

this experience was absolutely amazing the ladies that guided our tour was fantastic!! would highly recommend u experience this we drove 2 hrs to do this and was praying it was worth it with it being on so late it definitely is!!

It was amazing. All the staff were very friendly and in there Roll. We could see the passion in all the staff. Thank you so much!! Kids lived it too!!

It was a real eye-opener. The history and real life experience was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend the experience. A big thumbs up.

Enjoyed all shows very friendly had a great time both me and wife loved it

My 7yr old Grandaughter had a wonderful time as did I