Harper’s Mansion is open on the first and third weekends of each month, 11am – 3pm with timed entry tickets.
History of Harper’s Mansion
Harper’s Mansion was built by James and Mary Harper soon after 1834, when they bought land in Berrima township. James Harper was the only son of William Harper and Margaret Morgan, both convicts.
A grand vision derailed by a 19th century financial downturn, Harper’s Mansion stands on two of its original 100 acres. It has been lovingly restored after decades of use and neglect. It is a monument to the National Trust’s dedication and the original builders.
What will you see when you visit
After Harper’s Mansion was opened to the public in 1985, the restoration work attracted two awards – one from the NSW Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Wingecarribee Shire Design Award for Conservation/Restoration in 1987.
Overlooking historic Berrima, Harper’s Mansion was built in 1834 by local publican James Harper and later owned by the Catholic Church. The house was restored by the National Trust from 1978 and is furnished in colonial style.
Harper’s Mansion is set in two acres of gardens made for strolling, full of cool climate heritage plants and featuring one of the largest hedge mazes in Australia.
How to book your tickets
We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful heritage listed property located in the historic village of Berrima in the Southern Highlands, however, we request that all visitors purchase a timed entry ticket in advance.
This Property is managed solely by volunteers and all proceeds contribute to the maintenance of the house.
As required by NSW Government regulations, all visitors must use the Service NSW QR code to check in at properties. You can download the app to your smartphone before you visit us.
For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions of Entry.
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