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Cadman's Cottage

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110 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9247 5033
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This heritage listed building is said to be the second oldest surviving residential building in Sydney. It was built in 1816 for the use of the government’s official coxswain and his crew. It is also the first building to have been built on what as...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Between Circular Quay and George Street, an interesting early building, formerly the Harbour Masters residence. There are a couple of information boards outside with reproductions of early drawings with the cottage. Worth a quick stop to take a look at the outside.

Thank HROxon
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Its great heritage like this is protected as we are such a young country. You couldn't get into it and it has limited info on it which could be updated / expanded. It would be great if it was open as it could give such...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is clearly a very historic building and fortunate this old stone cottage has been retained There was some work underway but this could be better presented and could be quite a popular place for tourists interested in the history. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 26 April 2018

From death row to harbour master! The historic building is tucked away across the road from the cruise ship terminal. The history is clearly spelled out so you don't really need a guide

1  Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Bravo Sydney for keeping this gem protected. Worth a look. It was not open to the public but there was informational signage that could use some updating. Next to the museum and across from the ship terminal.

1  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Live the 5.99 deal at this place. Good fresh breakfast and love the authentic breakfast bagels of many varieties

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Came with high hopes, I've always loved the mighty Cadman! Was very disappointed when i was told after arrival that Cadman has flown north for the Summer. All's well that ends well though! So back into it. Was nice I guess. Could do with some...More

Thank Darcy G
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a historical house. John Cadman was the last of the superintendent of boats. Moreover, he served the longest time in his career. This was his home! It was built in 1816. John was dedicated to his job. I like that! I enjoyed looking...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Cadmans Cottage is right next to the Overseas Passenger Terminal so it is always crowded with cruise passengers. The house is full of history but simple in outlook.

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The Rocks
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sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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