Historic Sites in Hobart

Historic Sites in Hobart, Australia

Hobart Historic Sites

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What travellers are saying

  • Ian S
    2 contributions
    The tour of this wonderful house by Heather was fascinating. Heather has the most incredible knowledge of the history of the families who lived there and the whole tour was enthralling. It is a definate must-see for anyone visiting Hobart as an interesting counterpoint to the various convict sites.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Mark H
    Kariong, Australia185 contributions
    I do not know what to say. We did a 1 hour guided tour - Mark was our guide and we had a group of around 20 people. The tour and his commentary was exceedingly moving. How they have marked on the ground with pavers and gravel the rooms etc. is haunting.
    Incredibly moving is the wall with the names of mothers who gave birth, names and ages of the children many of whom died very young.
    I can't say more than this was incredibly moving and well worth it.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Phil K
    Kingscliff, Australia37 contributions
    This area of Hobart is a must, so much great food and friendly locals. I strongly recomend you take your time to enjoy this area and explore the back alis and laneways, you will be surprised what you will find.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Loretta T
    6 contributions
    The Government House website stated the Honourable Barbara Baker AC and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers AO invite you to explore this site. This was a warm and welcoming indication of what to expect. The gates are regal, the driveway enticing and friendly guides awaited us in the front courtyard. The tour was Below Stairs - a delight to experience a different perspective of a grand and imposing jewel of a building.
    The guides, Gemma and Brian worked as a seamless partnership giving a relaxed and knowledgeable exploration of the many aspects of life behind the glamourous presentation. Each of the integral areas of the household, although humble compared to the front of house offered insight into the detail and care that goes into every action to make this property function. Laundries hum busily below ballrooms, cool rooms offer tantalising comparisons to my grocery shopping list, kitchen staff glow with pride explaining the self sufficiency and strong relationship with kitchen garden and orchards to produce anything from morning tea to banquets. The flower room came with proud explanations of how the flowers on display set the tone and mood for day to day to state events. The Below Stairs explored the care and detail of staff members enthusiastically and proudly ensuring each and every small detail is perfect. Brian shared his knowledge of functional and grand pieces of furniture. The tour ends with the Gift Shop - where all seemed to have been produced from the fruits of the House staff, gardens or vineyard. There were eight of us on the tour and the others as we were, seemed thoroughly delighted with the experience. I have attended open days here in the past, but would happily return for a tour of either the State Rooms or garden. While this is a imposing site with all conducting work according to protocols, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience of life below stairs where devotion to detail and exactness from proud and very welcoming staff was a delight. Thanks for the warm invite!
    Written 2 March 2023
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  • PeterLangston
    Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
    I found this old sandstone staircase which links Salamanca Place and Battery Point, completely by accident. Wonderful workmanship in a set of stairs which have been there since 1830.
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • Dan C
    Surry Hills, Australia22 contributions
    Beautifully restored boat with knowledgeable guides and great location. Well worth a visit if you are near Constitution Dock
    Written 19 December 2018
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  • Racaim
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    We’ve just been to Hobart and NOT ONCE did we hear or see anything written or spoken about this walk. By sheer change by Google Trip Advisor review did we happen to see this listed. For a military family this was interesting. It was humbling to read the plaques also along the Soldiers Memorial and we would have liked to have stayed longer. Great views from the hill across the waters too. I really wish the Tasmanian Tourism would advertise this more. It’s our history that need to be seen and respected.
    Written 18 July 2023
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  • Inge Brochmann
    Oslo, Norway528 contributions
    Have you tought yourself semaphore. We did in the scouts. Funny to think about. Npw, everybody has a phone. This place was in touch with Port Arthur and linked info further on.
    Written 24 April 2016
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  • Lady B
    2 contributions
    Fascinating tour led by Christine. Go into the chapel, the cells, courthouse and stand on the gallows. 90 mins went in a flash!
    Written 25 February 2024
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