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The Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octagonal building which served as the County Jail from its opening in 1841 until 1972 when all inmates were transferred to regional facilities.
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The Gaol is now a National Historic Site. The building originally housed the County Courts and Council Chambers, as well as serving as Gaol and House of Refuge. The Gaol's architect was Thomas Young, and at the time of construction, was viewed as a model of humanitarian prison design.
Open May 1 to October 23, 2011. Admission Charged.
Phone 519.524.6971 for recorded announcement of hours of operation and special events.
Huron County, Ontario’s West Coast, is located along the shores of Lake Huron. This vibrant rural community is the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario, and a leader in numerous areas of agricultural technology and innovation, where urban amenities unite with rural benefits making any one of our nine municipalities the right fit for business and family: Heritage buildings, streetscapes and homes 100 km of golden coastline Lush countryside and fertile fields Extensive walking, biking and ski trails Excellent health care facilities An abundance of educational and cultural opportunities These are just some of the features that make Huron County a great place to call home.