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. To visit The Fremantle Round House and get the most from your holiday in Fremantle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fremantle trip planner.
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  • This is a very old building in Australia and worth the visit. You also can get good views from outside the building to the harbor area. Interesting place.  more »
  • It was windy but still beautiful and it was quite went I was there and close ... maybe come earlier so can check more about the history of round house  more »
  • Historic building with fun props for photos. Inexpensive contribution for entry. Originally a prison with head lock and Guilty sign and ball n chain make for great photos! Cannon is shot periodically ...  more »
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