Free entry to one of Macarthur’s oldest homesteads
Saturdays, August 11 and 25, Monday, August 6, 2018
One of the oldest homesteads in the historic Macarthur region will open its doors to the public for three days in August – offering free entry to all who come and explore the domestic and social history of the region as they explore the 177-year old Georgian house.
Glenalvon House in Campbelltown will open its doors from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, August 11 and 25, as well as Monday, August 6, 2018. On each open day, volunteers from the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society will provide free, guided tours of the house.
Something of a hidden gem in the Macarthur region, just 100 metres from Campbelltown’s main street, Glenalvon House is a sanctuary of history. From the moment they step inside the hallway and walk past the beautiful wooden hatstand, guests will feel like they have been transported back in time as they explore the 12 period-furnished rooms open to the public, including the library, nursery, drawing room, bedrooms and servants’ quarters. An agricultural exhibition, commemorating the farming community that Campbelltown once was, is also located on site, featuring the actual tools used in colonial times.
Described by the National Trust as ‘an exceptional two-storied sandstone home of colonial Georgian design’, Glenalvon House was built in 1840 by Michael Byrne. Complete with a period garden, sandstone coach house and heritage stables, the historic property is noted both architecturally and historically as a rare remnant of days gone by.
The picturesque property is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society and is located in Campbelltown in the Macarthur region, 45 mins south-west of the Sydney CBD.
For more information, visit the what’s on page of www.macarthur.com.au.
Glenalvon House Open Days
Where: Glenalvon House, 8 Lithgow Street, Campbelltown
When: Saturdays, August 11 and 25, and Monday, 6 August – 10am to 1pm
More information: (02) 4625 1822 or visit www.macarthur.com.au