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Brickendon Historic Farm and Convict Village, World Heritage Site

Part of Tasmania's World Heritage Convict Sites, Brickendon Historic Farm and Convict Village is located just outside Longford, in Northern Tasmania. Built by William Archer in 1824, the Estate is still owned and farmed by his direct descendants, currently in their 7th generation.

You have a rare chance to explore the convict-built Brickendon Farm Village with buildings including the quaint little Gothic chapel, Sussex barns, poultry shed, blacksmith shop, cookhouse and shearing shed. Whilst you are wandering, QR codes will provide a modern interpretation of the early convict history of the northern Tasmania. Hear the stories of the convicts Assigned to the Archer family and read about their lives. The Farm Village is also alive with a multitude of friendly farm animals with animal feeding daily at 10.15 am or purchase a bag of feed and wander at your leisure.

The four-hectare historic garden surrounding the Georgian homestead, feature beds of old fashioned roses and perennials to complement the house's historic façade. Explore the 'garden rooms', each with their own mood and ambiance and stand beside the amazing 1830s English and exotic trees including oaks, elms, cedars and pines, sourced throughout the world.

Overnight guests at Brickendon can stay at a number of historic or farm cottages and have free entry to all the attractions. Longford is about a 15-minute drive (27 km) from Launceston.