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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  • Great point of call for you history buffs. Fab views of Fremantle as well. Decent displays and a stock to climb in for a photo. 
  • This place has amazing views, and the exhibition is small but informative. This place has a very interesting history that is still relevant today in Modern Australia. The history shown was very biased...  more »
  • A small place with a lot of history. It's free entry, leaving only a token amount. You need no more than 45 minutes here, the view is magical
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