Port Arthur Ghost Tour
You just might, after an after-dark tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.
Sentenced to 14 years' transportation for the crime of stealing shirts, Henry Singleton was ‘a bad character’ – always in trouble, dirty and disobedient. At Port Arthur, Henry’s insolence would earn him more than one visit to the solitary cells.Read more
Robert Young just 20 years old when he served at Port Arthur with the King’s Own Light Infantry in 1840. Robert’s job was to provide security when the convicts were at work. But his devotion to duty would cost him a terrible price.Read more
Gardens were Commandant Champ’s lifelong passion. His vision brought the plants of old England to a remote corner of the colony, where a beautiful pleasure garden would take shape for the comfort of the settlement’s ladies.Read more
David Hoy was a Scottish carpenter and boat builder who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1824. He was to become the colony’s greatest shipbuilder, and he would survive more than one dramatic experience during his time in the colony.Read more
Margaret was a small woman, but a formidable one. Transported for 10 years for highway robbery and housebreaking, she began a new life as a convict servant. But Margaret’s troublesome ways were to follow her to Van Diemen's Land.Read more
Pacific Explorer will arrive onsite with 1,950 passengers
Meet historical characters from Port Arthur and hear insights about what life was like at the settlement.
The Port Arthur Historic Site offers many activities for families to enjoy together. Wander through the old houses and let the kids marvel at the way people used to live, or drop by our Education Centre to see what’s happening.