April A- Z Challenge

Fremantle Gaol

Location:        Fremantle Western Australia

Price:              Prison Tour   Adults             $22.00

                                           Children        $12.00

Why Go:         You get to be creeped out in an old prison with a dark history.

Website and Bookings:       https://fremantleprison.com.au/

Located in Fremantle, Western Australia, the Fremantle Gaol acts as both a heritage experience and a gallery, hosting exhibitions related to the history of the gaol.

Fremantle Prison was built as a convict barracks in the 19th century and remained in continual use until 1991. The Prison was a place of hangings, floggings, dramatic convict escapes and prisoner riots. Inmates included imperial convicts, colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees.

Why Visit:

I’ve visited many gaols, and this is one of the creepiest.  It offers a variety of tours and I would highly recommend the Tunnels tour, which you take by boat.  Delving into the underground tunnels where the prisons worked in complete darkness is a mind-blowing experience and will give you an insight into just how bad the convicts had it.

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