Admire Sydney's oldest surviving residential building, Cadman's Cottage. Built in 1816 along the shore of The Rocks historic area, the cottage originally housed coxswains of government boats. It takes its name from its last coxswain resident, John Cadman, the superintendent of boats who lived there with his family from 1827 until 1845. Today, the Sydney Harbour National Parks Information Centre resides in the cottage. Put Cadman's Cottage into our Sydney itinerary builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Cadman's Cottage
Sydney Guided Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 2 hours
The Rocks Walking Tour: the Original Guided Walking Tour of The Rocks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 2 hours
Cadman's Cottage Reviews
Down on the Circular Quay level or pop down the steps off George Street you'll find the cottage back against the wall. more »
Das Cadman's Cottage liegt nahe am Circular Quay im historischen Viertel 'The Rocks'. Das Haus ist eher unscheinbar und sieht nicht speziell aus. Allerdings handelt es sich hierbei um das älteste noch... more »Cadman's Cottage is located near Circular Quay in the historic 'The Rocks' district. The house is rather inconspicuous and does not look special. However, this is the oldest surviving building in the city. It is all the more shameful that the house can only be viewed from the outside and that only a small information board provides information about the history of this House. There is much more to be done about it. The James Cook cottage in Melbourne could serve as an example.
A great place to visit if you're interested in the history of Sydney. I visited here through a ghost tour I attended.. the history behind the cottage and surrounding area is very interesting!
Seen Cadmans cottage as part of the rocks ghost tour. It was really good and although I dont believe in ghosts a little spooky when you are stood inside it with no lights at all. If you want to see inside and hear the story I would highly recommend the ghost tour.
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