|Elizabeth Macarthur Ave, Camden|
Ph: (02) 4654 6800
|The home farm of John and Elizabeth Macarthur dates back to 1805. This wonderful picturesque setting includes Belgenny Cottage built in 1820 and the oldest surviving collection of farm buildings in Australia. |
Camden Park House
|Elizabeth Macarthur Ave, Camden|
|The building and design of Camden Park House, which preoccupied the mind of John Macarthur in the last years of his life, was begun by his sons, James and William, in 1832 and completed in 1835, a year after John's death. |
Camden Valley Inn
|290 Remembrance Dr, Camden Park|
Ph: (02) 4655 8413
|Built in the early 1930s, originally as a milk bar, but always as a popular meeting place for locals. The "Camden Vale Inn", as it was then known, was built to promote the pure and wholesome milk of Camden Park. Today the inn has changed from milk bar to restaurant and a luxury hotel inn, after being granted its tavern licence in 1989.|
|Cobbitty Rd, Cobbitty|
Governor Macquarie named this area Cobbedee, and when Gregory Blaxland was granted land here in 1812, he called it Cubbady Farm. The village of Cobbitty, nestled on the Nepean River, attracts much interest because of the lush country views and beautifully kept historic buildings. Stroll through the art gallery or the markets, held on the first Saturday of the month.
Dredges Cottage - Veterans Recreation Centre
|303 Queen St, Campbelltown|
Ph: (02) 4628 4369
Dredges Cottage, a hertiage listed building, is home to the Veterans Recreation Centre. The centre is the only one of its kind in Australia. The centre displays military memorabilia covering all theatres of conflict from the Boer War 1902 to Vietnam.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 2pm.
|900 Camden Valley Wy, Catherine Field|
Ph: (02) 9606 5111
|Originally named "Buckingham" the property now "Gledswood" was a grant of 400 acres made to Gabriel Louis Marie Huon de Kerillian in 1810. De Kerillian was a French nobleman who fled the Revolution and joined the NSW Corps as Gabriel Lewis, arriving on the "Surprise" in 1794. He was at one time a tutor to John Macarthur's sons.|
|8 Lithgow St, Campbelltown |
Ph: (02) 4625 1822
|Open: The first Tuesday, second Saturday and third Wednesday of every month. 10am - 1pm. |
Built in 1840 by Michael Byrne, this fine Colonial Georgian townhouse is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. Wander through this beautiful historic property and visit the custom built Alex Goodsell Rural Exhibition Centre, showcasing the agricultural heritage in the area. The entire complex, including the coach house and stables, sits in a peaceful heritage garden.
John Oxley Cottage
|Camden Visitor Information Centre|
Camden Valley Wy, Elderslie
Ph: (02) 4658 1370
|John Oxley Cottage is built on land that was originally part of the grant made by Governor Lachlan Macquarie to John Oxley, 1000 acres in 1815 - Kirkham and 850 acres in 1816 - Ellerslie. No record has been found of its original builder but it is a typical "workman's cottage" thought to have been built in the 1890s as part of a row of similar cottages along the road into Camden.|
Menangle House - Horse and Jockey Inn
|170 Menangle Rd, Menangle Park|
Ph: (02) 4633 9111
|Menangle House was built around 1839 by George Taber, known as 'the Gentleman Farmer'. The building originally operated as a public bar known as 'Taber's Inn' which operated from 1839 to 1844, reopened and renamed the 'Horse and Jockey Inn', and then renamed the 'Menangle Hotel' (1857 - 1859). Today, Menangle House is surrounded by landscaped gardens and operates as a restaurant with private courtyards and function facilities. Tours of the historic homestead are available by appointment.|
|Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre|
15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown
Ph: (02) 4645 4921
|Quondong was the first catholic school in Australia to be built from private subscription. The Catholic Church acquired the land in November 1840, from Mary Shiels. It had a gabled hall of plastered brick. The veranda across the front was added later, as were the urns on the round-topped pilaster-buttresses. It was built in 1840 and appears to be named after a Kurrajong tree at the front which was mistakenly believed to be a native Quandong tree. |
|Macquarie Grove Rd, Kirkham|
Ph: (02) 4655 7057
|Open: First Sunday of the month (Feb to Dec), 11am - 3pm. |
Charles Cowper built "Wivenhoe" on the 600 acres granted to his father Rev William Cowper in 1812. It was named after his wife's (Eliza Sutton) home in England. The house was completed in 1838 and its design has been attributed to Colonial Architect John Verge.