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Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Historic Site is a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories so compelling, you’ll want to hear them again and again.
Port Arthur Historic Site

6973 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur 7182

+61 (0)3 6251 2310
reservations@portarthur.org.au

Port Arthur Historic Site is a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories so compelling, you’ll want to hear them again and again.

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Free local call: 1800 659 101

The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, and an essential destination on any tour of Tasmania. The Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer. Site entry tickets are valid for two consecutive days and include an Introductory Guided Walking Tour, Harbour Cruise, access to Museum, Convict Study Centre and Interpretation Gallery and the site of the Dockyard.
For a small additional fee you can also cruise to the Isle of the Dead and join a guided tour of Port Arthur's island cemetery or take a tour of Point Puer Boys Prison, the first reformatory in the British Empire built exclusively for juvenile male convicts.
Spending a night or two in the area will allow time to fully explore Port Arthur and the fascinating region around it. Pre-visit bookings, travel advice and information on accommodation are available from the Port Arthur Booking Office at the Brooke Street Pier in Hobart. Tickets also available on arrival and via the website.

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Opening hours

Monday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Saturday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Sunday
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
The Visitor Centre is open from 9am until the closure of our nightly Ghost Tours. Grounds and gardens are open from 9am until dusk. Museum houses and buildings are open between 10am and 5pm with house talks offered daily. Hours are extended through the