Torrens Island Quarantine Station autoclave, South Australian Maritime Museum.

Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tour

Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as smallpox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. This fully guided 90-minute tour visits the many areas of the Quarantine Station, including the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital. The character of the buildings, the history of the site and the ambience of the natural environment make visiting the Quarantine Station a moving experience.

Further instructions for meeting will be provided prior to your tour.

Presented by History Trust of South Australia