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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 4:00 pm. 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.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.Membership of the Friends of Black Rock House is available. Benefits: regular newsletter, historic information, invitations to member functions. This membership is great for families, individuals and history buffs.Black Rock House is open for tours on the First Sunday of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.Please see the website for details of Ghost Tours and Weekday Group tours.