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Old Government House

Things to do Parramatta
Old Government House
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Set in 105 hectares (260 acres) of parkland, Old Government House was built between 1799 and 1818 on the foundations of Governor Phillip’s 1790 thatched cottage, which had collapsed, and is Australia’s oldest public building. At times serving as everything from a vice-regal residence to a boarding house for local schoolboys, the building has been restored to its former glory by a multi-million-dollar revamp. It also boasts the nation’s most important collection of Australian colonial furniture.

For information about the monthly Ghost Tours, Heritage Dinners and Opera in the Courtyard, see the Friends of Old Government House website.


Venue name: Old Government House
Address: Parramatta Park
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-4pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Parramatta
Price: $6-$9
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