Discover the historical gems of St Marys

Explore St Marys like never before!  

SMHW BlogDo you know the prominent St Marys families who helped build and support the town? What were St Marys biggest exports? How did the parks become public spaces? 

You can uncover all this and much more by starting your journey on the St Marys Heritage Walk

Initially known as South Creek, the town thrived near the vital waterway recognised by the Dharug name "Wianamatta" meaning "the Mother Place." The rich soil provided abundant harvests and spurred industrial growth, establishing close ties to the Governor King family in the early 1800s. Today, St Marys thrives as a key township within Penrith City.

Easily accessible via the rail network and with convenient all-day parking options, the 4km St Marys Heritage Walk commences at St Marys Station and takes you to 11 points of interest throughout the town. From admiring the Bennet Wagons in South Creek Park to visiting the distinguished St Marys Magdalene Anglican Church on the hill, you can stroll along distinctive Queen Street before concluding the trail at Coachmans Park.

At each stop, you will be immersed in the stories of the people and places who helped shape the emerging St Marys town.  

Take a leisurely break during your walk at various eateries such as Cassandra’s on the Park and Wagon Wheel Hotel. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Queen Street Library, showcasing a tapestry illustrating the town's historical land grants.

Go to visitpenrith.com.au/stmaryswalk to start the journey.

 

The St Marys Heritage Walk was developed by Penrith City Council in collaboration with the St Marys Historical Society and Heritage Advisory Committee.


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