The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle
(4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Given the country's history as a penal colony, it might not surprise you that Western Australia's oldest public building is a former prison. Built in 1830, the rotund white-brick The Fremantle Round House originally housed convicted prisoners before becoming a police lockup. The chief constable and his family began to occupy the building in 1900. Today, you can tour the seaside building and ask knowledgeable volunteer guides questions. Head to the upper deck for scenic views of the Fremont coast and offshore islands. Put The Fremantle Round House into our Fremantle trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lovely views of the city and the sea. It's a round house. Not much more I can say. A fair climb to reach the house but the pathway is well paved. 
  • Excellent , just loved the firing of the cannon at exactly 1 pm daily , rain hail or shine , good presentation of the history in which mariners told the time and the daily use of the installation 
  • Visited here with a friend who lives in Perth. It's free to enter (with an optional donation). There are some rooms with different visual displays around for you to read and see some of the history of...  more »