Thanks for taking the time to visit the site of Fremantle History Walking Tour.  (FHWT) I hope you choose to take this informative tour of Fremantle and I, Allen, the owner/operator of Fremantle History Walking Tour, look forward to showing you around my hometown.

When you book this tour you are booking for the History and Heritage Tour and in this tour you will learn about Fremantle’s transformation from the little-known colonial port that it was in 1829 to the international city that it is today.

As your tour guide, I can tell you that I was born and raised in Fremantle and I was a Councillor with the City of Fremantle between 1985 – 1990, which were the heady days of the America’s Cup. I love Fremantle and its rich history and I have been researching and writing about it for over forty years. Over that time I have won a number of City of Fremantle history awards for three of my essays on Fremantle’s History. More recently I have published a book on Fremantle titled Inns and Outs of Fremantle: A Social History of Fremantle and its Hotels between 1829-1929, part one 1829-1856. Accordingly, many of the tales that I tell of Fremantle’s history are unique to this tour. A point of difference between my tour and other tours is that at the beginning of the tour, I provide you with a folio of photographs and paintings, (which I get back at the end of the tour) that show how Fremantle used to look in days gone by. The nostalgia of those pictures being brought to life from newspaper reports, or diary records of those days.

The tour is walked along flat ground at a leisurely pace and takes approximately 2 hrs 15 mins and covers approximately two kms.

You will see that the price of this tour is very reasonable, but I am also offering a tour and book package where a couple can book my tour and receive a copy of my book for $110, and a single person can do the same for $90. (I do have gift vouchers so this is the perfect gift for anyone who has a strong affection for Fremantle.)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Warmest regards, Allen G

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Special Interest Tours

There is so much to learn about Fremantle that you cannot learn about it all in the History and Heritage Tour, so FHWT offers the specialty tours that are listed below. So, if you have an interest in any of these tours then you will need to book direct with Allen by calling +61412933360, or email him at

Early Fremantle Hotels: Fremantle has had a lot of hotels which figure prominently in it’s history. This tour shows where those old hotels were and tells of their importance in the community life of old Fremantle. While not a true pub crawl, the tour starts at a hotel, stops for a drink along the route and finishes adjacent to a very well located  hotel. It is best taken with a couple of friends as an afternoon, or twilight tour. (Drink costs not included in price.)

Dark secrets of Fremantle’s streets: Hear of duels, murders, sad deaths and mayhem along the streets of Fremantle.

American connections: You would be surprised how many connections Fremantle has to the United States. Take this tour to hear what Captain Shaw had to say about Fremantle!