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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6233 6656
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Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington, a short distance from the Hobart CBD.Women were incarcerated here as punishment or while waiting to be assigned. With guards, nurses and babies, up to 1000 people lived here at any one time. Discover the stories of female convicts and their children on a guided tour that operate regularly throughout the day.Experience 'Her Story' - a moving and emotional 45 minute dramatised guided walking tour.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6233 6656
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Cascade Brewery & attended he tour. It was very informative & interesting. We enjoyed learning about beer making, the history of the factory & a tasting followed the tour. If yo are interested in history of beer making this tour is a must.

Thank Alison F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the guided tour with Esther and she delivered a very informative and polished presentation. A must do while in Hobart.

Thank Blu_Rock
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An emotive perspective of the female transported convict "Mary" told through reenactment. Excellent!

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn't find the female factory even remotely as exciting as port Arthur, it's such a shame that it is completely ruined, I had hoped for a little more to be in tact than there was.More

Thank Amy L
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Amy L, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review after your visit to the site. The Female Factory was in operation in the 1800’s and like many old sites there has not been a large amount of preservation. Four years ago...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 3hr tram coach tour which goes to The Women's Factory. We were told that entry was included. Got to the only building at the Factory and a very rude woman stood in the door barring our entry. She didn't say, "you can...More

Thank Karin M
PortArthurSite, Guest Relations Manager at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Karin M, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear about the misunderstanding and our communications during your visit. Please note this is certainly not our usual standards and we are sorry you felt you were treated this way. As part...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to learn here about the female convicts. Great to do a tour & see the Her Story 'play'.

Thank marieray2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting part of history. The tour was very good and was very well priced. Close to Hobart and Cascade brewery.

Thank Bobbycburch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The play by volunteer actors is a "must see". They re-enact the life of a femaile convict and it's an amazing experience.

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feel like I've missed a lot in school, with this not being taught. Thanks Anton for a memorable and insightful tour. There were 2 kids in another family, and the guide did a great job of appropriately delivering information for their age without leaving the...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the Heritage Tour and the My Place show and both were great. You definitely would get more out of the visit by doing at least one of these extras.

Thank Fmerry66
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Lea M
2 February 2017|
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Response from PortArthurSite | Property representative |
Hi Lea M, Thanks for your ticketing question. Our Cascade Female Factory Historic Site, located in Hobart has tickets available on arrival to the site itself. Direct site contact details: 1800 139 478 Thanks, we look... More