Huron Historic Gaol

The Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octoganol building which served as the County Jail from its opening in 1841 until 1972 when all inmates were transferred to regional facilities.  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.  At the time of its construction it was viewed as a model of humanitarian prison design.  The Governor's House was built in 1901 in the area of one of the courtyards.

Visitors will take pleasure in viewing and learning the stories behind the many unique items and displays found throughout the Gaol and Governor's House.


TypeHistoric Building