1 The Terrace Fremantle WA 6160
- Central City
Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards.
Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.
Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.
Fremantle Prison has been ranked 9th in a list of Australia's top 10 landmarks compiled by travel website TripAdvisor as part of the annual Travellers' Choice Awards!
In addition to its guided tours Fremantle Prison also features exhibitions in the Prison Gallery, Interpretive Visitors Centre, onsite Cafe and an Award Winning Gift Shop. Visit the historic Fremantle Prison today!
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