By Kyra Lewis, Behind the Bars programming coordinator

Want to spend your summer behind bars? The Huron Historic Gaol is currently seeking volunteer actors for the long-awaited return of Behind the Bars starting July 12.

Behind the Bars is an immersive tour experience that gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about life at the Huron Historic Gaol. Volunteers will step back in time to portray real life inmates and staff from the Gaol’s past, sharing highlights of their characters’ stories with visitors. Volunteers help us create a captivating and educational experience for visitors, giving them a firsthand look into the experiences of those who lived and worked at this National Historic Site.

Evening tours begin on Tuesday, July 12 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until Aug. 30. Scheduling can be flexible based on volunteer availability. Call 519-524-6971 or email for more details!


  • Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos if our incredible volunteers over the years
  • Check out these titles from the Huron County Library that describe Gaol history and share stories of famous prisoners in more detail