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Public Gaol

Pirates, Thieves, and Other Prisoners

Public Gaol

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. Self-guided exploration of the cells where prisoners were held as they awaited trial and punishment.

Operating Hours

Public Gaol

  • Monday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM