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Jost Heritage House, Sydney
Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in Colonial Sydney, Jost Heritage House features a collection of Victorian relics, including a display of model marine vessels. The house originally belonged to an 18th century ship owner before Tomas Jost, a successful merchant, bought it in 1837. Today it hosts different theme rooms--from a basement kitchen with a beehive bake-oven to an apothecary with the early 20th century medicinal utensils and substances. You can also watch on site demonstrations of compounding medication the way it was done in the 19th century. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jost Heritage House by using our Sydney trip generator.
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There are local guides that are dressed in period costumes and they entertain you with tales of settlement life and depending on the crowd, possibly some ghost stories. It is interesting to see the ki... read more »
By chance we visited the Jost House Museum while in Sydney today For $3 a piece we got a great tour of the oldest house in Sydney Our guide dresses in the era of the house provided an excellent histor... read more »
Dating back to the founding of Sydney. Guides are dressed in period costumes and are very knowledgeable. A great way for historical buffs and students of Canadian history to discover life in the late ... read more »
Way overpriced, it's basically a cash grab tourist trap
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