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Address: 70 Alice Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)2 9635 9488
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Wonderful Heritage

Very well preserved piece of Australian heritage. Shame about some of the very ugly houses in the street and nearby Neighbourhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very well preserved piece of Australian heritage. Shame about some of the very ugly houses in the street and nearby Neighbourhood.

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Albion Park, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It’s worth spending an hour or more at Elizabeth Farm if in Parramatta (http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/elizabeth-farm). The farm holds the history of John and Elizabeth Macarthur from the 1800’s. The “museum” is different to most as it is interactive. That is you can touch items, sit on the furniture and even lay on the bed. There are no barriers or untouchable ornaments... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the Rivercat upstream from the "Admiral Collingwood" hotel's Drummoyne Wharf. It takes an hour, but fascinating river trip with the last eight or so Km surrounded by mangrove swamps. It was easy to imagine the early Parramatta worthies being rowed up here 200 years ago: The mad bad, irascible Capt. John Macarthur, his charming (long-suffering?) wife Elizabeth, their... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of school kids visiting this place. Was average reflecting how parramatta was ages ago. Cafe was ok

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Sydney
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261 reviews 261 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Firstly... This is listed as a farm on Tripadvisor, it is not. It is a historic house and grounds. If you come here looking for animals you will be disappointed. Arrived here just after 2:30 on a Sunday to be told that we had missed the last tour and it would close at 3:30pm. hmm... no reduction in entry cost... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Elizabeth Macarthur's home near the Parramatta River has been restored in a way that gives visitors an insight into early Australian colonial life (for the merchant class). You can also get an idea of how this building influenced early domestic architecture.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Get a sense of Sydney's history by taking The Cat from Circular Quay to visit Parramatta, the site of several of Sydney's most historic sites. Despite being swamped by suburbia, Elizabeth Farm, the Experimental Farm Cottage, and Old Government House are worth the visit. This suburb was the site of the first farm established in the colony less than a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

if you have few hours while in the area get and visit Elizabeth Fram in Parramatta.It his a great historical museum which tells in a unique way the history of the area.you can actually sit on the cahirs and fell the history of this place!!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Fabulous piece of history saved from demolition for future generations. The oldest house in Australia belonging to McArthur. Very interactive withs letters to read and a great video you should take the 15 minutes to watch, Staff helpful and knowledgeable.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Unlike many museums this house you can try everything out - all the furniture has been reproduced. Very interesting house and found the staff here so enthusiastic and knowlegeable about the house and its history, you could almost hear the original residents. How these colonial houses were for show though with grand rooms at the front and, when several children,... More 

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