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“No mystery about this place!”

Old Government House
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Parramatta
Certificate of Excellence
Tempe, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
“No mystery about this place!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

What a fabulous visit. Welcomed by wonderful volunteers ann given a guided tour of the house, incorporating the costumes frm the Miss Fisher Mysteries. There was a wealth of information about everything, including tantaslising teasers of the ghost tours which are also conducted.
We also partook of the 5 course Governor's Dinner in the Governor's Dining Room. Service was friendly and unobtrusive.
You gained a sense of life in times gone by, both above and below stairs. The dedication of volunteers is a joy to behold in keeping this place alive as a vibrant venue to visit.
I am embarassed not to have been there before, but with the range of avtivities held in and around old Government House, I shall certainly be back for more.
Supporting and joining the National Trust should be on most people's list!!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Orange, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Maybe Macquarie wasn't so bad after all!”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Well, Macquarie didn't build it, but he added to it and it is magnificent. He was still not such a good governor, probably because he lavished money on himself and closed the beautiful surrounding land to the people, but that is all in the past now and we are left with this fantastic legacy, Old Government House! This historic site is well kept and has many antiques so you feel like you have stepped back in time as soon as you enter.
Highly recommend a visit if you enjoy history (or even if you don't)!

Visited May 2014
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Staffordshire
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A fascinating insight to early colonial Government”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a very pleasant day in Paramatta and visited 3 buildings including this one: all in all a fascinating insight to early colonial life

Visited May 2014
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great historic building and they had a 'Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries' display on at the time all through the house. The volunteers were great and we also sampled the kiosk as restaurant was booked out by bus groups several times when we tried to visit

Visited May 2014
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Tascott NSW Australia
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

A wonderful old Georgian building beautifully maintained by the National Trust. We visited the Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition which was excellent - well worth a visit before the end of May. The volunteer guides in all the rooms were knowledgeable about the building and contents - such a fascinating insight into the early days of the colony. A good 20 minute walk from the railway station. Also visit St Patrick's Cathedral if you are in the area.

Visited April 2014
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