In this tour you will learn about Fremantle’s transformation from the little known colonial port that it was in 1829 to the international city that it is today.
The tour is walked along flat ground at a leisurely pace and takes approximately 2hrs 15mins and covers approximately two kms.
Your tour guide Allen, (or Big Al), was born and raised in Fremantle. He is an award winning Fremantle historian and was involved in Fremantle public life during the America’s Cup. He brings these second to none Fremantle credentials to life during this informative tour that features a specially comprised pictorial folio that shows Fremantle as it was.
Big Al has been researching and writing about Fremantle’s history for over forty years so many of the tales he tells are unique to this tour. Not that the words you hear are all his, for he also quotes the words of the early settlers which they used to describe Fremantle, or the feelings they held about living in Fremantle.
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Special Interest Tours
There is so much to learn about Fremantle that you cannot learn about it all in the History and Heritage Tour, so FHWT offers the specialty tours that are listed below. So, if you have an interest in any of these specialty tours then you will need to book direct with Big Al by calling +61412933360, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dark secrets of Fremantle’s streets: Hear of duels, murders, sad deaths and mayhem along the streets of Fremantle.
American connections: You would be surprised how many connections Fremantle has to the United States. Take this tour to hear what Captain Shaw had to say about Fremantle!
Early Fremantle Hotels: Fremantle has had a lot of hotels which figure prominently in it’s history. This tour doubles up as a pub crawl as it includes a couple of hotel stops along the route. It is best taken with a couple of friends as an afternoon, or late afternoon tour. (Drink costs not included in price.)