Elizabeth Farm

Address: 70 Alice Street Rosehill NSW 2142
Phone: 02 9635 9488

Tags: museum, lectures, education, historical

Elizabeth Farm is notable both for being the birthplace of the Australian wool industry – John Macarthur imported merino sheep for breeding at the site – and for the farm’s main building. With its deep, shady verandas and stone-flagged floors, it became the prototype for the Australian homestead, and parts of the original 1793 construction – the oldest surviving European building in Australia – remain. The interior has been restored to its 1830s condition, with a recreated Victorian garden to match, while the museum’s genteel tearooms are open from 11am to 3pm. The farm is run by the Historic Houses Trust, which looks after various museums and historic sites in Sydney.

Admission $8; $4 reductions; $17 family. Credit MC, V.

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