Huron County. Municipal Office

Site: Huron Historic Gaol

Record #: GBA1791
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 08 Aug 2023


Description (Service)
Unique, octagonal building that served as a county jail from 1841 until 1972 and is now a national historic site. Originally housed county courts and council chambers. Special events, school programs and summer day camps, call for details

Service Details

Public Comments Gaol pronounced Jail
Hours May-Oct, Mon-Sat 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm. Nov-Apr CLOSED.


Areas Served Huron County ; Huron County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Drop-in
Languages English
Fees Admission ; See

Address and Location

Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
181 Victoria St N
Goderich, ON
Canada N7A 1W7
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Intersection Victoria St N (Hwy 21) and Gloucester Terrace
Mailing Address 110 North St 
Goderich, ON 
Canada N7A 2T8
Physical Access Partially Accessible - partial accessibility to first floor

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-524-6971, Huron County Museum Office 519-524-2686
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Primary Contact Jeremy Allin, Visitor Services Coordinator; Phone: 519-524-2686 Ext 2204; Email:
Alternate Contact Beth Rumble, Director of Cultural Services; Phone: 519-524-2686 Ext 2208; Email:

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