Rouse Hill House and Farm

Rouse Hill House and Farm is one of Australia's most culturally important historic properties, not only for its artefacts, furnishings, buildings and gardens, but also because it is the most complete document of continuous family occupancy of a country house in New South Wales.

Rouse Hill was established by Richard and Elizabeth Rouse in 1813 and has been in use by six generations of the one family. By exploring the remaining 13 hectares, its stables, summerhouse and outbuildings as well as the Georgian house, you can piece together a whole span of Australian history over 185 years.

Due to the fragile nature of this site, access to the property is by guided tour only which leave on the hour. Tour groups are limited to 15 people. Bookings are essential for bus tours, and encouraged for individuals and small groups. Tours may not be conducted when extreme weather conditions prevail.

Nearby events

  1. International Festival of Speed

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Blacktown

    The Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek is the largest Motorcycle Road Racing event in NSW. It features racing bikes from 1940-1995 as well as sidecars. This year will feature "GP Legends" on…

  2. Blacktown Markets

    Sunday 24 March 2019 to Sunday 26 December 2021 , Blacktown

    Located in Sydney's last remaining Drive In Theatre, the Skyline Drive In, this bustling market is held every Sunday from 7am till 2pm. Complementing the wide variety of stallholders are food trucks and pop up cafes. Enjoy live music…

    24 Mar - 26 Dec
  3. Autumn Harvest Festival

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Blacktown

    Meet some of Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill House and Farm as you taste, savour, browse, and shop from a handpicked selection of products, including jams and relishes, teas,…

    24 Mar