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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Hobart Top 4 in Local History

4.3/5
9 Reviews
Historical ArchitectureUNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Open Open on Sat,9:00am-1:00pm;Open on Mon-Fri,9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 16 Degraves St, South Hobart Tasmania 7004 ,Australia
Phone: +61-3-62336656

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This place is a prison for female prisoners, built by the British. This is a painful, dark history during the colonial period. But everyone should understand. There is a historical story narration called HER HISTORY, and some actors, highly recommended.

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  • darrensN9592ER
    darrensN9592ER
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    Interesting Tour

    Interesting tour about the plight of our early settlers and the harshness, treatment they encountered, whilst serving their sentences of incarceration.

    Reviewed on /Date(1610796070000+0800)/
  • cgsargeant
    cgsargeant
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Start Hobart here!

    The Proud and the Punished is a must see one person show at the Cascades Female Factory. Moving and at times humerous, this short 45 minute performance goes through the lives and experiences of sever...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610707184000+0800)/
  • DominicMartin88
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    Tour is a must

    We arrived at the female factory early afternoon and were lucky enough to get there as a tour was about to start. There were only a few of us on the tour but the guide Shelley was extremely knowledge...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610664524000+0800)/
  • dunksdog
    dunksdog
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    Drama tour is Soo worth it

    We enjoyed the drama tour. So worth it. The single woman show explained conditions. Not just structural. But a lot of related history. If you want the cheaply option of an $8 self guided. You’ll wan...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610639924000+0800)/
  • rebelnorm
    rebelnorm
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    It's ok but was hyped up too much

    You pay $8 or you can get a tour. There are 3 yards with some plaques and some info. We heard part of a tour and that sounded informative but not our cup of tea. Call us uncultured, but we prefer to s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610298064000+0800)/

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