Wentworth Mausoleum Walking Tour

In March 1872, William Charles Wentworth died in England, aged 81. His widow, Sarah Wentworth, adhered to William’s wish to be buried on his Vaucluse estate, and ordered their son-in-law Thomas Fisher to construct the burial vault in which William was to be buried.

Wentworth’s body was shipped home from England, arriving in 1873.

In Sydney he was accorded the first ever state funeral in NSW and was buried alongside three of his children.

Visitors will walk to the family mausoleum located 10 minutes’ walk from Vaucluse House, and hear about the extravagant funeral service and procession that accompanied his body.

Listen to commentary from the colonial newspapers about this great event, and enter the rarely opened mausoleum to hear extracts from the funeral oration extolling Wentworth’s character.

Ages 16+

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and bring a bottle of water.



Event information

Bookings essential

General $30
Concession $25
Member $20

Ages 16+

When & Where

Sunday 23 February 2020 10.30AM–12PM

Vaucluse House

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
House: 02 9388 7922
Tearooms: 02 9388 8188

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