Designed by Alfred Langhorne mid-1840s
Altona Homestead was originally named Laverton Homestead when it was built in the mid-1840s by Alfred and Sarah Langhorne. It was the first homestead built on the foreshore of Port Phillip. The Altona Homestead provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to step back in time to when early settlers first came to the region. Located on Logan Reserve, close to Altona Beach, it is a unique and treasured part of Altona’s heritage.
On display are objects, pictures, paintings and collections that reflect everyday life from the 1840s through to the mid-1900s. The property was used by a number of families as a residence and holiday accommodation, then was the council office and meeting place for Altona Shire before Altona gained city status and moved to new chambers. It was also used by a number of community organisations as well as Altona Historical Society.
Restoration works commenced in 1988. Careful planning and funding provided by what was then Altona City Council ensured preservation of the homestead for the people of Altona and visitors to enjoy and learn about the past of Altona and the western suburbs.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Altona’s oldest residential building with one of members who will talk about the Homestead, its occupants, a brief history of the area and the Homestead’s importance to the development of Altona.
Images: (1) Exterior of the historic Altona Homestead, Queen Street, Altona. Photo: Altona and Laverton Historical Society. (2) Exterior of the historic Altona Homestead, Queen Street, Altona. Photo: Altona and Laverton Historical Society. (3) Exterior of the historic Altona Homestead, Queen Street, Altona. Photo: Altona and Laverton Historical Society.
Time & Date
Saturday 29 July
Open access 11am-2pm
Enter via Logan Reserve, Altona.
Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby
128 Queen St Altona VIC 3018