History enthusiasts and casual history aficionados are in for a treat this weekend when history comes to life at Fort Lytton National Park.
History Alive: A Journey Through Time is the only place you can see Vikings next to Napoleon’s troops, and 14th century knights alongside Vietnam era diggers.
“This is the only event in Queensland where you can see such a wide range of historical re-enactment groups in one place,” said Event Manager Karis Bouher.
Join over 400 re-enactors and living historians on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of June as Fort Lytton transforms into a hub of the sights, sounds and smells of bygone eras.
“As always, we are proud to start each day with a bang as Fort Lytton’s original 64-pounder guns are fired into enemies on the Brisbane River”, said Ms Bouher.
Fort Lytton’s cannons are the biggest working cannons in Queensland.
Then, the performance arenas will come to life with a variety of re-enactments, including an American Civil War drill, a 12th century foot tournament and a multi-period archery competition.
There are also historical displays including cooking, music and dance.
“Our event also gives visitors a chance to see one of one of Brisbane’s forgotten heritage sites, Fort Lytton”, said Karis.
Fort Lytton is home of a rare 19th century Fort designed to protect the Brisbane from attack.
The event starts at 10am each day and has a wide range of programmed demonstrations and activities throughout the day until 4pm.
History Alive is presented by the Queensland Living History Federation (Inc) in association with Queensland Parks and Wildlife.