Historic buildings walk along Ford St, Beechworth
Start at the Visitor Information Centre and Town Hall and pick up the 'Beechworth Echoes of History' leaflet. Follow the history pavement plaques outside the buildings along Ford St. Many have been re-purposed but are preserved for their historic significance.
The original Shire Offices were built in 1858 and the Shire Hall in 1859.
Now a Uniting Church, the former Presbyterian Church was opened in 1858.
These gardens have been public open space since 1857. Originally planted from trees and seeds sent from Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.
Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, The Burke Museum is one of Australia’s oldest museums.
The granite gaol was built from 1858-64 and housed 35 male and 5 female prisoners. It is now privately owned.
In this area is the Police Stables (1870-71), wooden lock up (1880) and stone lock up (1867).
Part of the Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct.
Now known as Beechworth Gold, it still retains the original gold vault.
Thomas Tanswell replaced the original wooden structure with the brick building you see today in 1871.
The original post office was rebuilt in 1867 with the bell and clock tower as you see it now.