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We came today with two kids 3 and 6. We were given a tour by Katherine and were surprised by how lovely and full of history it was. The guides are so knowledgeable and accomodate the kids. It’s national trust so only $26 for the...More
You arrive at the address & think "is this it?". But walk into the unassuming Visitors Information Centre - pay the reasonable entry fee (free for National Trust members) & tour the excellently curated Museum to discover the pioneer history of this Homestead through the...More
Have visited this charming homestead many times since my childhood and always a delight to return. The newly built historical display centre offers a wealth of information to prepare you for the wonderful tour of the homestead. The volunteers who work here are very passionate...More
I have lived on the Mornington peninsula for 25years and I am ashamed to say this was my first visit to Mccrae homestead. A tiny cottage that has so much history attached to it. I am so grateful that its story and the story of...More
I recommend that you go round this quaint old homestead with one of the local guides. They are a mine of information which I would have missed out on if viewing alone.
It makes you wonder how we can survive so easily today with all...More
It is set back off the Nepean highway on a side road and although well signed it is often over looked. It was built in the mid 1800's and is small and quaint piece of history and possibly the oldest structure on this part of...More
What a great little homestead in McCrae, five minute walk from the beach, right past Blue Bay Cafe and up the hill to find a beautiful little home and a wonderful day out learning about the history of McCrae..the staff are helpful and it was...More
Interesting early history. The homestead itself was fascinating. However, the guide's lecture before the tour was over-long and slow. Also the talk made the common mistake of marveling that the people of the past were different to us. They weren't that different.
We visited McCrae Homestead, Victoria’s oldest original existing house (built in 1844), on one of the largest leases in Port Phillip colony – originally 20,500 acres!! Run by volunteers of the National Trust of Australia and just up the road from the beach and nice...More
McCrae Homestead was built in the late 1840s and is one of the earliest surviving houses in Victoria. It was built by Georgiana and Andrew McCrae. Georgiana McCrae was the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Gordon - aristocratic, well-educated, vivacious, and a talented (professionally...More