Old Government House, Parramatta
(4.4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia’s oldest surviving public building. For seven decades, it was the ‘country’ residence of 10 early governors of the colony, including Governor and Mrs Macquarie who, from 1810 to 1821 preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town.
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TripAdvisor
  • Old Government House is an amazing old home with lots of history. We had 2 very knowledgeable guides to talk to us about the house. A peaceful big park in the middle of a bustling city. 
  • This destination is a must for anyone with an interest in the early history of NSW. Best approached by ferry from Circular Quay, from which it is then a short-ish walk to Parramatta Park. You can only...  more »
  • Beautiful house and grounds, I just love showing my children Australian history and being able to walk through the rooms that people mentioned in our history books did! 
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  • It was a great experience. The real highlight was tour guide Kevin who gave a great insight into the history of the people and government. Our tour lasted almost 2 hrs but this time went so quick. Thank you Kevin for the friendly and informative tour.