Harper’s Mansion

A grand vision derailed by a 19th century financial downturn, Harper’s Mansion stands on 2 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.

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. 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 Wingecaribee Shire Design Award for Conservation/Restoration in 1987. 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.

The house and maze are open on the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 9, 10, 11 June.

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9 Wilkinson Street
Berrima 2577 NSW


Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays 10.30am to 4.00pm


Good Friday and 18th December to 6th January 2018.

Phone: General Enquiries Tel: 4877 2071 Bookings Tel 0488 771 378
Entry Fees:

House, Maze and Garden
Adult $8
Seniors/Concession Holders $7
National Trust Members and Children under 16 free
Join the National Trust today and admission is free!
This Property is managed solely by Volunteers and all proceeds contribute to the maintenance of the house.

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