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Old Government House

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Address: Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9635 8149
10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30

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What a great trip down australian history this visit was. Old government house surely is a place to inspire in and all with great guides to explain the history

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Arthur D C
Dyers Crossing, New South Wales, Australia
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Dyers Crossing, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a great trip down australian history this visit was. Old government house surely is a place to inspire in and all with great guides to explain the history

Thank Arthur D C
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Old Government House is an amazing old home with lots of history. We had 2 very knowledgeable guides to talk to us about the house. A peaceful big park in the middle of a bustling city.

Thank Rhonda B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This destination is a must for anyone with an interest in the early history of NSW. Best approached by ferry from Circular Quay, from which it is then a short-ish walk to Parramatta Park. You can only explore the place while on a guided tour, but at least you get a very good idea of life in the early 1800s... More 

Thank whingypom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful house and grounds, I just love showing my children Australian history and being able to walk through the rooms that people mentioned in our history books did!

Thank AstroSydney64
Brisbane Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit and see all the old rooms and furniture along with old crockery, etc. a lovely old building to visit. A perfect place for a wedding of which we were there for. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Judjud70
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Looked at the history of old groverment house. Also went there for my nieces wedding and what a lovely place to have a wedding.. The food was beautiful and the staff were also very helpful.

Thank nannieloulou2009
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The tour of Old Government House is lead by volunteer guides, who are very knowledgeable about the place and the history of the people who lived and visited there, and of many of the items found in the house. Our guide told us stories of the governors and their families, and items such as the furnishings, the old clock in... More 

Thank alis0n29
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful place in Parramatta that is historic and also they do ghost tours here every third Friday of the month. I did the ghost tour this month and it was very good. You get a lot of history and also go inside the house and in the broader park on the walking tour. Lovely supper is provided afterwards where you... More 

Thank bilby2009
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

An excellent and knowledgeable guide made my visit memorable. Harley was a charming man and really brought the history alive.

Thank Tony R
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Old Government House is the first Government house for Australia. Walking through the house it is filled with history from Australian European settlement. Photos, stories artefacts. It is a great place to learn some early history. A great place to visit. Our son and his fiancé are getting married here.

Thank GoldCoastLozza

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