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Every night, guides offer a ghost tour of the colonie. It's really spectacular. Even if you are a non-believer in the supernatural stuff, it's a different way to see a bunch of the buildings. You go into several houses, the jails, and church -- which you can see during the day, of course, but it gives you a whole different feel in the dark. The story telling and the atmosphere of the Port Arthur Historic Site at night-time creates a fantastic experience.

The tour starts at the Visitors Centre and lasts about an hour and a half. They always run - they brag about the fact that they've never cancelled one. Therefore, wear good clothes, including a raincoat if necessary. They don't allow umbrellas because they say it's a safety hazard.

These tours are SO popular - they are almost always full - they do limit tours to 30 people. Make sure you book ahead either at the visitor centre or by calling 1 800 659 101. You usually don't need to book more than a day ahead (even book the morning of the tour), but if you want to be sure, call several days ahead!

In the winter months, there are tours at 6:30 and 8:30. The summer, the tours are at 8:45, 9:00, 9:15 and 9:30. Sometimes they'll have more if there is enough demand.

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2005
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