The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle

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Historic Site
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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  • A small facility with enthusiastic volunteers. If there at 1pm will be present for cannon firing and time ball dropping. Most cells contain excellent maps or pictures showing the development of the Fr...  more »
  • Well worth a visit with very informative volunteer staff who were happy to take time to explain the history.  more »
  • The view across the ocean is wonderful with history everywhere and lots of information to hand. I would suggest getting there for 13:00 to witness the cannon being set off.  more »