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Amazing piece of history

Not only is it fantastic that this property is so well preserved and looked after, and to my... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Shazz P
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Sydney, Australia
Old world charm.

Great place to visit, for those that want to see how the First Inland City of Goulburn got its... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Ian N
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Goulburn, Australia
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Riversdale is a beautiful 1840's Georgian House owned by the National Trust Aust (NSW)set in award winning gardens at the site of the original Goulburn Township then known as Goulburn Plains. Run by volunteers the house gives you a step back in time...more
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Off Maud Street 2 Twynam Dr, Goulburn, New South Wales 2580, Australia
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+61 2 4821 4741
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

This lovely old building is behind the Gaol and well worth a visit. It is owned by the National Trust and is currently under renovation. There is no access to the inside of the building but you can still enjoy the look of the outside...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Not only is it fantastic that this property is so well preserved and looked after, and to my delight, it was my 4x great grandmother, Ann Pales/Hollis/Richards/Gould oversaw the building of some of the property and her mother and First Fleeter Mary Allen/Pales/Martin spent the...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, for those that want to see how the First Inland City of Goulburn got its start in life. Beautifully restored buildings, furniture and knowledgeable guides, make this a fun way to look at yesteryear.

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Dawn G, Manager at Riversdale Historic Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks Ian for your review glad you liked our beautiful old property, it is a bit special

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a very interesting insight into the early days of Goulburn and found our guide very helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and fascinating collection of early buildings in Goulburn. The house is well furnished and the crewel work embroideries, which have splendid detailed depictions of Australian birds, and carved picture frames and furniture in a style that was a popular craft among...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were greeted warmly by the volunteers at the property and were taken on a conducted tour immediately. Our tour guide interwove her talk about the house with the history of the previous owners of the property. It was built as a coaching inn in...More

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Dawn G, Manager at Riversdale Historic Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit our volunteers love showing people around. Please come and see us again as we have a range of exhibitions happening this year to add to your experience. Don't forget to bring your family and friends.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Enjoyable day out in a very picturesque location full of history and beautiful gardens. Recommend going on market day for an added bonus and the devonshire tea is really good too.More

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Dawn G, Manager at Riversdale Historic Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi Thanks for your review, Riversdale is truly a beautiful place. Sadly the markets aren't happening anymore, the market organisers pulled the pin but there will be a new event starting in September, keep posted for more details as we are in the final planning...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016

Riversdale is set in a beautiful garden. The history of the building is fascinating. They have monthly markets and Devonshire Teas. Also regular events. Very relaxing and picturesque.More

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Dawn G, Manager at Riversdale Historic Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi Thanks for the review, yes Riversdale is a beautiful place to visit. Sadly the markets aren't happening anymore as the market organisers have pulled the pin on them. We will have another exciting event taking its place in September. We are just in the...More

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