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Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

1. Visit J Ward Lunatic Asylum: Night Ghost Tour in Ararat

Be incarcerated for the evening at Australia's home to the criminally insane: the famous J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat in the evening and commence the tour with free museum access to explore the memorabilia of the past including straight jackets, electro shock therapy devices, and fascinating patient records. After exploring the museum, enjoy a guided ghost tour of approximately 2 hours through the home of notorious criminals such as Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace. Explore the governor's bathroom, the hangman's gallows, the original kitchen, the showerblock, the grave sites, the West Wing, the J Ward Block, and the exercise yards and grounds in search of the souls that still linger, and hear the terrifying stories of murdered inmates and prisoners buried in the grounds as you explore the property. Tours run every Friday and Saturday evening at 9:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Ararat

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Our guide was tremendous and very wecoming.

Fabulous night had by my partner and I. Being one who can communicate with those who have crossed, it made for a very interesting night. We plan to do the sleep over in the near future. Look forward to going through again and other places as well. Thank you for providing such an incredible part of history

this experience was absolutely amazing the ladies that guided our tour was fantastic!! would highly recommend u experience this we drove 2 hrs to do this and was praying it was worth it with it being on so late it definitely is!!

Fantastic experience with lots of spirit activity

This was the best thing we'd done in ages. We had lots of feelings and experiences and got some interesting footage. Will recommend to everyone!!

It was a real eye-opener. The history and real life experience was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend the experience. A big thumbs up.

Interesting.

Interesting specter where you try to attract spirits.