Glenalvon House

A walk through historic Glenalvon House is a step back in time.

A minute from the hustle of Campbelltown’s CBD, Glenalvon is a classic Georgian sandstone town house, built in 1840 by Michael Byrne, son of Hugh “Vesty” Byrne, one of the Irish Wicklow rebels.

State Heritage Listed, one of the first houses to be granted a Permanent Heritage Preservation Order, Glenalvon owned by Campbelltown City Council, is under the custodianship of the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1947, and exhibits some of its large collection of items in this historical setting.

Built when Campbelltown was a small rural village, established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1820. The town supplied Sydney with cattle and wheat, a very rough 40 mile trip by wagon and horses.

The outbuildings include the coach house, stables and the original cottage where the Byrne family lived while building Glenalvon House.

Visit the Servants Quarters, and kitchen, these rooms are now used as a display area and meeting area for the Society.

Glenalvon is set in a large heritage garden, a riot of colour in spring, especially when the roses  are in bloom

See the Alex Goodsell Agricultural Exhibition Centre which houses a collection of machinery and tools of rural life.

Glenalvon Tours

Guides are availible on all open days.  Group and school tours welcome by appointment.

Society Shop

Many publications are available for sale in our shop, please visit.

Local history and family history publications available.

Contact & Visit

Glenalvon House
8 Lithgow Street

(02) 4625 1822

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Entry Fees

Entry free, donations appreciated

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
First Monday of every month.

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Second Saturday of every month

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fourth Saturday of every month