Cadmans Cottage, Sydney

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Admire Sydney's oldest surviving residential building, Cadmans Cottage. Built in 1816 along the shore of The Rocks historic area, the cottage originally housed coxswains of government boats. It takes its name from its last coxswain resident, John Cadman, the superintendent of boats who lived there with his family from 1827 until 1845. Today, the Sydney Harbour National Parks Information Centre resides in the cottage. Put Cadmans Cottage into our Sydney itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited Cadman's cottage as a part of a night tour. It was very interesting building with some cool stories that I really enjoyed our visit.  more »
  • We strolled down here after visiting the Rocks Discovery Museum. It made me smile that behind the oldest house in Sydney there was an ocean going liner of some size! A real sense of Sydney’s history h...  more »
  • This is a tiny cottage just near the cruise ship terminal at the Circular Quay. It is either the oldest or second oldest building in Sydney depending on where you look. It is only open small parts of ...  more »
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  • Did a walk past on a day out. Quaint little building with an interesting historical aspect.
  • A part of Sydney history which must be preserved.
  • Important part of the history of Sydney and the harbour. Be there at 18:00 for the start of the rocks free tour offered by I'm free guides!
  • Another historically important place. Well maintained. Nice experience to visit this place.
  • Went through with the Ghost Tour of the rocks, without the guide just another old building

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