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Black Rock House was built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as his seaside retreat. Complete with a castle wall and Moreton Bay Figs, this historic home in the Melbourne Bayside suburb of Black Rock has a fascinating past. Throughout its rich history, Black Rock House has been utilised as a meeting place for Melbourne's elite, as a retreat for Governor Sir Henry Barkly and also as a private house.All are welcome to take a tour of Black Rock House on the first Sunday of each month. Tours take place between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Tours will run in 2017 on 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December and on 4 February 2018.From August to December 2017, a community market will be held from 12 noon. Please check the website for other market dates.For groups, Black Rock House is available by bookings and entry is by a nominated ticket price. The website lists several special community events as well as Ghost Tours held in winter.