Behind the Bars

Behind the Bars is an immersive tour experience that gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about life at the Huron Historic Gaol. Interact with actors portraying past inmates and staff who lived and worked at the Gaol between 1841 and 1911.

WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 pm in July & August (last entry at 8 pm). Starting Tuesday, July 4.
ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $5 for children
FREE: For Museum members and children under 5



The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol invites volunteers to join us this summer for the Behind the Bars program. This is a fun opportunity to share your passion for local history while portraying real local historical people who either stayed or worked in the Gaol from 1841-1923. If you are interested in learning more, please call the Gaol at 519-524-6971 or email


Meet some of the faces of the Gaol: