Experience the restored 1850’s homestead, discover the Convict-era outbuildings, and explore the stunning gardens that make Lanyon Homestead the gem of Canberra’s history.
Open Tuesday to Sunday
Guided or self-guided tours of the Homestead are available
Why did farm workers need a tin dog? What is a tin dog and how much do you feed it?
Discover the stories of the eight men who returned from service in the Great War to take up soldier settler blocks on the former Tuggeranong property.
Learn about caring for your summer vegetable garden and discover the benefits of succession planting to ensure you have vegetables for the whole season.
Men who came back from the Great War could apply for a block of land, as reward for their service from a grateful nation. While such an offer promised a new start for the men and a step into economic security, for many of the men life on the soldier settler blocks brought years of struggle