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 visit was on the back of the visit to the Freemantle prison but was also representative of the cells these prisoners and the hardship they had to endure. Held approximately 150 prisoners per year...  more »
  • We went to the Fremantle Round House. This was a goal, or in other terms a jail. It was used as a prison from 1857 till 1900. They covered a lot or historic content. I was part of it. I was put in a p...  more »
  • A beautiful building with a tragic history. I didn't do the tour today, I visited last December Views from top are fantastic, in all directions!  more »
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