A striking landmark on a small hill, Fremantle Prison is a physical reminder of the contribution made by Australia's convicts to building this nation. The Prison contains remarkably well preserved remnants of the earliest phase of European settlement of Western Australia - a time when convict labour was used to develop the fledgling colonies.
Fremantle Prison is open to the public. Visitors can take tours of the prison buildings, including the cells, the exercise yards, the administrative building and the gallows, as well as the tunnels under the buildings.
Fremantle Prison was included in the National Heritage List on 1 August 2005.
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