Did you know that the Old Farm Strawberry Hill is SO historic, that even in 1890 it was referred to as the “old farm” in recognition of it being the oldest farm in the state?
That’s pretty impressive!
The Old Farm Strawberry Hill is a great way for kids to learn all about life in the 1800s. The farm was initially set up as a government farm back in 1827, when it was part of the first European settlement at the nearby King George Sound.
When it was purchased privately by the Spencer family, it became home to people just like your family! Kids can explore the cottage and farm, and see what life would have been like all of those years ago. Pretty different to your lives now, we imagine!
The Old Farm still features artifacts and antiques that were used by these original owners, so just imagine the daily life buzzing around you as you make your way through this historic attraction.
The original farm was part of 1,536 acres, and today there is just 6 left, but those 6 can give you a fascinating historic family day out together in Mount Clarence.
The farm is great for kids too, because they hold fun events across the year. Keep and eye out for the archaeological dig, where in the school holidays kids can spend 2 hours in a workshop learning about what the archaeologists found when they were excavating the site. They can even pick up a trowel and get their hands dirty themselves! Kids aged 7 to 13 years can make discoveries of their own!
So put those history books down and go and learn all about history first hand at the first farm EVER in Western Australia!