Rouse Hill
Estate

Filled with an assortment of belongings and treasures, this house and farm chronicles the changing fortunes of six generations of the one family.

Exterior view of the front door to the Main House at Rouse Hill Estate. North elevation. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums RHF12_0040

Next open Sunday 11 September

Entry

Free entry

Address

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

Phone

+612 9627 6777
Black and white photograph of man, woman and child outside Rouse Hill House Man, women and child outside house, Rouse Hill .

Looking out over the paddocks and across to the mountains, this house and farm have been owned by six generations of one family. Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object and addition, every tear, stain and repair has a story to tell. With its grand stables and prize horses, orchards and elegant summerhouse, Rouse Hill House was once the social hub of the area. And although the estate was later subdivided as the family fortunes waned, the house and its stories still draw people to its door. Today Rouse Hill Estate also features the restored 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse, a section of the original Windsor Road turnpike proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1813, and the site of the doomed 1804 ‘Vinegar Hill’ convict rebellion.

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Paint box, palettes and brushes, 19th century

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‘ROUSE HILL: Another good concert. On Friday night last the spacious Arcade at Rouse Hill House … was filled to overflowing, and the entertainment proved an excellent one.’ (Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 17 February 1906)