- Hartley Historic Site, Old Great Western Highway, Hartley NSW, Australia
Discover Hartley Historic Site. Step into the past as you wander through the historic village of Hartley nestled on the western fringes of the picturesque Blue Mountains. Surrounded by meadows, orchards, indigenous flora, and charming cottage gardens from the 19th and 20th centuries, the village’s charming sandstone structures safeguard a crucial chapter in Australian inland settlement history.
Seventeen structures narrate the tale of the village, ranging from the 1837 Greek Revival courthouse to Corneys Garage, a timber and iron construction dating back to 1945. Delve into the artifacts and family narratives, learn about the area’s rich history at the visitor center, or savor a picnic amidst the tranquility of historic Hartley.
Recognizing Hartley’s historical significance, an exciting rejuvenation initiative is underway, aiming to enhance facilities and introduce new exhibition spaces. Hartley Historic Site already hosts a variety of captivating tours and events, so be sure to call in advance to participate in the experience.