With buildings made of convict brick and local sandstone dating back to 1814, Anglesea Barracks is the oldest military barracks still in use in Australia and includes the country’s only nineteenth-century military prison. The Barracks precinct is one of Australia’s most significant historical military precincts and includes the Guard House, Military Hospital, the two-storey Soldiers’ Barracks, Drill Hall and Military Gaol, many of which were designed by Colonial Architect John Lee Archer.
Address: 96 – 120 Davey St, Hobart
Open: Tours Saturday 9 November
Highlights: Army Museum of Tasmania
Tours: 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm
Building specs: Type: Army Barracks. Year Built: 1814. Architects: John Lee Archer, JC Victor, Richard Turton, Roger Kelsall