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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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It was great learning about how and when it was built and the alleged ghost. Also that it was one of the first schools.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Youngtown, Australia
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Youngtown, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was great learning about how and when it was built and the alleged ghost. Also that it was one of the first schools.

Thank skippy1404
Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I played croquet. pretty fun stuff. I also saw a bird on a branch. It was pretty. would've loved a cuppa. probably could've got a cuppa.

Thank meavecampbell16
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on the way from airport to the city. Plenty of parking and ground floor was accessible. Interesting story attached to house

Tasmania, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Called in by chance and we were greeted at the door by a friendly lady wiling to tell us about the history of Franklin House. A self tour but very interesting. Nice afternoon tea served.

Thank MaggieMay5678
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240 reviews
119 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This house is a relatively simple dwelling compared to Clarendon which is only 20 minutes away. its charm lies in the fact that it is convict built. If time is short I recommend visiting Clarendon as its size, scope, situation is more interesting...not much really to see here.

Thank MargaretPowell
Perth, Australia
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128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Our walk around this property was very enjoyable. The volunteer lady who greeted us at the door was very knowledgeable and gave us a rundown of the history of the property before we commenced our tour. The furniture and exhibits were all interesting although they were not originally in the house. The grounds are well kept and we all thought... More 

Thank tricky111
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

One of our beautiful, stunning Colonial, Georgian Historic Homes, in an outer suburb of Launceston. Full of beautiful furniture, fixtures and fittings as if the owners of the time just walked out the door and left it as it was. Amust see for history buffs and families alike. The gardens are beautiful and the morning and afternoon teas are scrumptious... More 

Thank willow17knight
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Easily one of the most impressive historic houses in Tasmania. With passionate volunteers and a building of remarkable integrity, there should be no acceptable excuse for not visiting here, either to wander around at leisure, or to enjoy one of their regular "social events". I have done both, and can recommend them without hesitation, particularly (but not exclusively) for those... More 

Thank geoffriddiford
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The volunteer ladies that run the tour and the tea room do a fantastic job. They not only have a great knowledge and understanding of the history of the property, but also of the many characters who have lived there. Our guide made the story very interesting by bringing the characters to life. They also had knowledge of other historical... More 

Thank Judith W
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

National Trust maintained house. We took about 1hr. The furnishing is interesting, the gardens are nice for a stroll too and have fruit you can pick at the right time of year (pears etc). Theres a coffee shop and toilets. You can do a guided tour or just get a basic intro and self guide. Make sure you ring the... More 

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