The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle

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Given the country's history as a penal colony, it might not surprise you that Western Australia's oldest public building is a former prison. Built in 1830, the rotund white-brick The Fremantle Round House originally housed convicted prisoners before becoming a police lockup. The chief constable and his family began to occupy the building in 1900. Today, you can tour the seaside building and ask knowledgeable volunteer guides questions. Head to the upper deck for scenic views of the Fremont coast and offshore islands. To visit The Fremantle Round House and get the most from your holiday in Fremantle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fremantle trip planner.
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  • Situated in the historic west end of Fremantle is the Roundhouse WA's first prison.Each day the canon is fired as was the tradition in the 1800's for ships to set their time.  more »
  • The Fremantle Round House is a really interesting place to visit entry is a gold coin donation and it’s staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers.  more »

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