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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...more
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70 Alice St | Rose Hill, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales 2142, Australia
Elizabeth Farm at Rosehill Sydney is part of the Sydney Living Museums. The original home of notorious John Macarthur the ambitious officer in the NSW Rum Corps. This is a hands on museum. You can wander freely through the house and gardens freely. Sit on...More
We went with family in the Christmas holidays, firstly for the scones in the tearoom, and then for a guided tour. The scones were delicious, the best in Sydney! And the tour was tailored for little kids, with points of interest for the adults, so...More
Visited Elizabeth Farm today and got more out of it then expected. The family stories surrounding the two main families who resided at the farm over the years was very interesting and could make a great book or movie. The staff is very enthusiastic and...More
Elizabeth farm was the house where John and his wife Elizabeth Macarthur lived, at least some of the time! It is said to be the oldest surviving house in Australia, dating from that era. It is a living museum and it teaches us quite a...More
For such a compact site our tour guide Jo did a great presentation, bringing alive some of the people and events relating to the Mcarthurs. Definitely try to join a guided tour if you visit (otherwise you could potentially walk through the place in 5...More
Elizabeth Farm not only has the building and gardens it also has a visitors center. It is on the Harris Park Heritage Walk trail with many other interesting buildings in the area. Wonderful to have so much history well preserved in the area.
Part of the attraction for visiting this place near Parramatta was the enjoyment of the journey from central Sydney - out by train, back by ferry. And for around $10 each on our Opal cards. An easy 10-15 minute walk there and back from the...More
Phoned just after 3 on Saturday afternoon and asked can you do afternoon tea...sure can do....arrived 10 minutes later to the most welcoming afternoon tea that you could find...what wonderful service and what delightful staff....absolutely made our day....thank you again for the beautiful tea, scones...More