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“Down on the Farm”
Review of Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm
Ranked #134 of 494 things to do in Sydney
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Owner description: This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. As the original cottage was transformed into a fine colonial bungalow, the family’s life was equally gripped with turmoil and drama. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most hands-on ‘living’ house museum. Explore the house and garden or take a tour. Tours depart from the tearoom. From Wed-Fri, tours run at 11am and 2pm. On weekends, our general tours are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm with a Highlights Tour at 3pm. We are open daily during NSW school holidays.
Reviewed September 3, 2012

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

1  Thank Neil D
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

It's been awhile since I've been to this property, but my visit was an enjoyable one. There was a special event put on, so the Histroric Houses Trust, which manage the property, put on a shuttle bus that ran from Parramatta station to the event. The house and gardens are really well maintained. From a history point of view it's really interesting. It's only drawback is that it's difficult to get to if you don't drive. But a great day out anyway.

Thank Sheelagh C
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great to experience a piece of australian history, stepping back in time with great attention to detail, enjoyed the sit down dvd which goes into full detail of the families that have lived there and to finish off a great tea house to enjoy devonshire tea.

Thank neecie61
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

I was made very welcome here by the staff and Jo (tour guide) showed me around. She really knew her stuff and imparted her knowledge in a fun manner. She didn't rush through the tour and could answer all my questions. they allow you to touch and sit down on the chairs there, which is nice. there is a relaxed air there, so you can linger as long as you want. I would really rate this place. They start you off with a 10-15 dvd, which is worth watching before you look around.
I took a rivercat ferry from sydney and walked to the farm house from parramatta wharf. This made a lovely day visit out. The staff were very helpful in finding out my return times plus in suggesting other places to visit. If i have time, I would pop back for another visit! I used my travel through time ticket, which is worth getting if you intend on visit more than 3 of their places.

Thank SorrellYates
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Well restored and maintained early colonial cottage with information on the history of the important sheep and wool industry in NSW.

Thank Lorraine5
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