The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned’s mother, Ellen Kelly, many of the Kelly sympathisers and Ned himself, alongside his brother Dan and the rest of the Kelly gang.
The Gaol was constructed in the 1860's with granite quarried onsite and remains a stunning example of gold rush architecture.
Fascinating guided tours are available; of the Old Beechworth Gaol: Midweek tours commence at 11:00am; Weekend tours commence at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tour duration is approximately one hour. Tickets can be purchased at the Café at the Old Beechworth Gaol or online.
The Old Gaol Café is open from 9:00am to 2:00pm everyday with beautiful hot meals served daily. Sixpence Coffee and locally sourced cakes. Come and sit by the fire and relax or take a tour.