Black Rock House

Black Rock House was built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as his seaside retreat. Complete with a castle wall and Moreton Bay Figs, this historic home in the Melbourne Bayside suburb of Black Rock has a fascinating past. Throughout its rich history, Black Rock House has been utilised as a meeting place for Melbourne's elite, as a retreat for Governor Sir Henry Barkly and also as a private house. All are welcome to take a tour of Black Rock House on the first Sunday of each month (except January). Tours by costumed guies take place between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Tours are free but donations to the Friends of Black Rock House's work are welcome. Check the website for other events and how to bring a group for a mid-week tour. For groups, Black Rock House is available by bookings and entry is by a nominated ticket price. The website lists several special community events as well as Ghost Tours held in winter, Paranormal Tours and other events.

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