Rouse Hill House and Farm is part of Sydney Living Museum. It features the restored 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse, a section of the original Windsor Road turnpike proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1813, and the site of the doomed 1804 'Vinegar Hill' convict rebellion.
Price Usually entry to Rouse Hill House and Farm is $12 for an adult but as part of the Harvest Festival, entry is free, although the website does ask you to register. When you arrive you don't need to show anything.
There's something on for everyone. The talks include 'Eat your history', 'The vegetable plot', 'Fowl play' and 'The whey things were'. The food demonstrations include cheesemaking and mushroom cultivation. While there are tours, workshops and activities such as meet the cows, raising backyard chickens and beekeeping for beginners. For the history buffs, there is an outbuilding tour and house viewing available. We enjoyed feeding the cows and the house and outbuilding tours were great with staff taking you through.
Free parking is available on site, via Guntawong Road. They also have a free vintage shuttle bus operating between Schofields Station and Rouse Hill House & Farm via Rouse Hill Town Centre which the kids who love buses might enjoy.
The website does warn 'With the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs), no pets are allowed on site at Rouse Hill House & Farm.'