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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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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...more
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16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6233 6656
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a sad history, poor women and children. Our tour guide was amazing, Anton was very respectful as he told the story.

Thank margaret c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An emotional experience. You must do the Her Story. It brings the whole place alive and you really feel the atmosphere I had tears in my eyes and saw a few others wiping their eyes as well. I would say doing Her Story would be...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Female Factory (female convict prison) is the 'little sister' of Port Arthur, but visitors receive a much more intimate understanding of what the convicts went through, because the site is much smaller. The Her Story re-enactment was very well done and gave us an...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historic site in Hobart suburbs - worth a visit especially HER STORY was very informative and a great way to learn historical facts.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really do highly recommend this attraction. Great historical perspective albeit our guide did seem a bit "affected". Good insight into Tassie history and the inhumane conditions of early OZ life.

Thank DPL-OZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour around the old site. The young lady who did our tour was very well spoken and knowledgeable. Don’t overlook this site when visiting Hobart.

Thank Ann-Marie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staring at various yards with coloured gravel trying to mark out where buildings were are a reminder that we should not tear down our historic buildings, no matter the shameful past experienced there. You have to listen to the enthusiastic tour guide and try and...More

Thank Robert C
PortArthurSite, Manager at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert C Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts about the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. There are many stories here which need to be told. We are now working on a new project to replace the current visitor centre structure with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour and the play of her story, I rate it 12/10. The story portrayed how things really were, you could feel it!! It gave me goose bumps. People have no idea what really happened until you are told the story. I recommend...More

Thank AndrewTowers1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to, by car and not expensive, The history is sad, but it is well presented and very interesting.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A twist of history worth discovering. Most of the story is well presented in the open areas and in the cottagesMore

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

Hi Jane L, Thanks for your recommendation for a visit. Hope you took part in one of our Heritage Tours or the Her Story performance to help gain an understanding of what life was like for the women and their children that spent time within...More

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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