Ornamental Separator

Public Gaol Cell Yard

Self-guided Sites

CW Admission Required

Closed currently

  • Monday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday

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  • Wednesday

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  • Thursday

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  • Friday

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  • Saturday

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  • Sunday

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thieves, runaway slaves, debtors, and political prisoners once paced the cells of the Public Gaol as they waited to be tried--or hanged. Perhaps its most notorious inmates were several pirates who had served under Blackbeard and were captured with him in 1718. During this tour explore colonial crime and punishment.

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