David our tour guide was very knowledgable and at times amusing. Interesting tour of the history of this jail and then Lunatic Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Highly recommend this tour.
1 - 10 of 148 reviews
A very interesting tour. We couldn't believe the conditions inmates were subjected to, especially given this complex shut in 1993. The volunteer guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is enough to keep teenagers interested, and on edge (especially the underground kitchen). Thanks to our...More
We just made it to town for a 3pm tour and definitely glad we did. Jim was out tour guide and he was great very informative and a real character😀. Very interesting tour and an insight into the early days of prisons especially those with...More
A visit to nearby Ararat from The Grampians and so worth the visit to J Ward. The guide was very knowledgeable. The tour lasted over an hour. Make a visit part of your itinerary (not the children though).
I have always wanted to come to Ararat and do the J Ward tour and we finally got the chance to, I would definitely recommend this day tour and I am hoping to go back one day and do the night tour. It is very...More
Very interesting. Excellent guide. Rather disturbing. We thoroughy enjoyed listening to our excellent guide. It was however rather sobering to visit this "institution". It is hard to appreciate how awful some of the inmates must have been to deal with for the staff. However some...More