A National Trust (NSW) Colonial Georgian House in Berrima built in 1834 with period furnishings, strolling gardens, a unique maze and National Trust shop.
Harper’s Mansion is listed on the NSW Government Heritage Register as a property of State heritage significance.
The house overlooks the village and is set is set in two acres of garden. Wide grass pathways lead the visitor past heritage roses, a fruit and herb garden and through hazelnut and woodland walks.
The house was built by James and Mary Harper just after Berrima was gazetted in 1831 and presents an inspiring story of a proud early Australian family. The ownership of the property by the Catholic Church is remembered in the Chapel, upstairs in the house.
There is a National Trust Shop in the house, with a range of gifts – something for everyone. Harper’s welcomes enquiries from schools and invites teachers and students to participate in our Education Program. The Garden and Maze can be hired for events including weddings and is an ideal location for period photography and filming with the maze and Georgian house as a backdrop.