Hill End Historic Site
Step back into the colonial era with a guided tour through historic Craigmoor home in Hill End. Careful attention to detail means this unique heritage experience brings history to life.
- Historic buildings/places
- 28 Beyers Avenue, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site in Country NSW
Guided tour fees apply
- Please note
- Craigmoor can only be visited on a guided tour as the gates to the property are usually locked
- Call the Hill End Historic Site office for tours availability and bookings.
What better way to glimpse a moment in history than to enjoy a tour of Craigmoor? This lovingly preserved home, is the grandest historic residence in Hill End. The two-storey timber house boasts embellished timberwork and other impressive Gothic features, taking the Duke of Elgin’s hunting lodge in Scotland as its design cue. Original owner James Marshall must have been truly taken with Hill End as he decided to build Craigmoor in 1875 – well after the town had passed its heyday.
Inside, look out for the four bonnets hanging on the wall; they belonged to the Marshall sisters who’ve left a rich legacy for you to enjoy. The sisters loved fashion and cooking, and you can still see the paintings, pottery, magazines and books they left behind, along with furnishings from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Keep an eye out as well for the room specially set aside for clergymen who would visit the family after St Michael’s church was destroyed in the 1930s.
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Hill End Historic Site buildings conservation
A gold mining site since the 1850s, Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register for its cultural, scientific, and social value to generations of Australians. Located approximately 300km north-west of Sydney, Hill End is the focus of an ongoing conservation and adaptive re-use program to safeguard its valuable history.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Hill End Historic Site office
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.
- 02 6370 9050
- 5 Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW 2850
- in Hill End Historic Site in the Country NSW region
Hill End Historic Site is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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