The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle

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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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  • Again sensibly a gold coin donation. The first permanent public building in Australia with interesting history. Thank you Barbara for sharing your knowledge. Can't believe over the years various moron...  read more »
  • 弗里曼特爾圓形房子是西澳最古老的建築物。圓形房子開放於1831年,用作監獄五十多年。志願者每天下午一時會在炮台鳴放信号炮和講述一些圓形房子的歷史。圓形房子外形充滿歷史價值,還可在最高點俯覽弗里曼特爾市和印度洋,是一個值得花一、雨小時參觀的古建築物。 
  • It is noteworthy that the first permanent building in Fremantle was a prison! There are any interesting displays with informative accounts in the relatively small site. The building is staffed by frie...  read more »
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