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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  • The Round House is situated at the top of High St and the cannon platform in front overlooks Bather's Beach - there's a tunnel underneath the building which leads to the beach area. It was originally ...  more »
  • We stumbled across this - there is a firing of the cannon each day at 1.00pm. Make sure you are there 10mins earlier for the explanation and briefing! We then wandered inside - gold coin donation, but...  more »
  • I went to Fremantle round house many time. It's very nice to see such a historical building that is still kept for people to learn about the past. You can see nice beach view here as well. It's totall...  more »