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“Take The Cat To Parramatta!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm
70 Alice Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 (0)2 9635 9488
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Ranked #150 of 415 Activities in Sydney
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Take The Cat To Parramatta!”
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 year after the arrival of the First Fleet. Take an hour or so to explore Elizabeth Farm, the oldest surviving house in the country, and then take a walk to the 18th century Old Government House in Parramatta Park ... the suburb also has a pub that claims to be the oldest in the country just across the road from the courthouse. These historic sites make great day out for heritage fans!

Visited March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“great history visit”
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!!

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Great history!”
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.

Visited January 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Hands on Museum”
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, small bedrooms at rear. Servants quarters and working areas. Today located in middle of housing estate - which feels odd for a farm house.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Down on the Farm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Another piece of our heritage preserver d for future generations. This is a great outing for the family

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