J Ward Historical Day Tour
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Ararat, Victoria
- Product code: JWARDDAYTOUR
Meet at J Ward, Girdlestone Street, Ararat 3377 *2.5 hour drive from Melbourne.
Take a guided tour explaining the early history of
the old Ararat Gaol and incarceration of the Criminally Insane.
JWard is the premier tourist venue in the Victorian town of Ararat,
visited by more than 10,000 persons per year.
Approximate Duration: 1.5 hours (Most of our guides will spend much longer than this with anybody who wants to hear more stories or who has questions to ask. It should be noted that the guides do not have access to records or have knowledge of former patients or medical procedures.)
Venue: Mainly Indoors
Terrain: Moderate walking, some steps
Souvenirs and light refreshments are available.
JWard is an historic building and as such might appear to be unwelcoming
to mobility impaired visitors. We have had many wheelchair
conveyed groups successfully tour J Ward. If booking for a group with movement
difficulties please inform us at the time of booking.
Entry can be arranged for wheel chairs at any time. A tour normally involves limited
stair climbing but it can easily be avoided.
No refunds. Change of date permitted with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
New date must be chosen at time of reschedule. Non-attendance and late cancellation
voids your order.