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“History Living”
Review of Old Kingston Town

Old Kingston Town
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney Australia
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“History Living”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

The four museums and the all inclusive ticket which included two guided tours by very knowledgeable guides as well as morning tea was great value and very, very interesting and informative, especially the information on the infamous second penal settlement.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Peregian Springs, Australia
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“So Interesting!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We learnt so much about the early settlers from the Museums and spent hours wandering around outside too. How basic life was back then really came through in the displays they have. An absolute must-do is to buy the Museum Pass - such good value.

Visited April 2013
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Howlong, Australia
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We visited Kingston town every day, it is an amazing place with so much history. We swam in Slaughter Bay, had afternoon tea at the research café in Quality Row, sat on the verandah of the spectacular Golf Club & had a drink, explored all the old buildings & ruins & walked along the wharf....

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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402 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Great bit of history”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

You can spend hours looking at these ruins. There is simply so much to see. A tip. Join a tour to get the feel of this place then later on tour at your own leisure. You will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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Franklin
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Gives a great insight into the history of Norfolk Island albeit a bit depressing what people did to their fellow man in days of yore.

Visited May 2013
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