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Hobart Convict Penitentiary
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour
Ranked #6 of 140 things to do in Hobart
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hear incredible tales of crime and punishment as you are led through the courts and tunnels to the chapel, cells and gallows of this internationally-significant convict site, owned and operated by the National Trust. Join us for Guided Day Tours running up to 4 times daily on weekdays and 2 times on weekends, and for our Ghost Tour on Monday and Friday evenings. Bookings recommended for Day Tours and essential for Ghost Tour. Please note that access to the site is by Guided Tour Only.
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Recommended to us at our accommodation. We loved it. Our guide knew his stuff and entertained us with many stories. Well worth the visit. Better than our trip to Port Arthur.

2  Thank henriette k
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

So much history, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Brian. The information about the convicts was so interesting I couldn't get enough. This tour is a must see whatever you do don't leave Hobart without experiencing it. This tour whet my appetite for Port Arthur.

1  Thank Maree B
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Fascinating visit facilitated by Jeff our well-informed guide. The background information was extremely interesting and the actual convict/prison/chapel site is really worth a visit.

The site is very accessible and within walking distance of the major hotels in Hobart.

Also, has a well stocked National Trust shop.

1  Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our tour was above all expectations. Our guide, Barry, really knew the history. We were made personally welcome. The tour was extensive from the chapel to the cells to the underground tunnels to the court rooms to the solitary confinement cells & the gallows. Great visual history made even more interesting by Barry's explanation of the history, the convicts & their relationship with the free settlers. Take a camera. We spent nearly two hours on the tour & could easily stayed longer but for other tour groups.

Thank dinah18
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This National Trust property is on the outskirts of Hobart city and is not among the general touristy things around the docks. But it is worth the effort to visit and see how both prison and conservation of history has changed. Our tour guide Jeff was full of interesting information about the history and treatment of this part of Hobart's convict history. Best to visit and find out for yourselves.
One thing to note is the 2 hour meters in the surrounding streets, our tour went over time with a bigger group and we returned to our car 5 minutes overtime and had already been given a parking ticket.

Thank killara23
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