Fort Glanville Conservation Park
Fort Glanville Conservation Park is one of South Australia’s most important heritage sites. It is the premier site in the state, and possibly Australia, for showcasing colonial era defences and fortifications. The fort is largely intact and in original condition and considered one of the best preserved early colonial forts in Australia. It is the only Australian colonial fort to still have all of its original armament, including the largest artillery gun of its time in Australia, and the only to have a regular living history program.
On the third Sunday of each month between September and May, The Fort and the visitor centre are open to the public, with staff providing a unique living history through uniformed re-enactments of military activities, including cannon and carbine firing drills.
Families $25, Adults $10, Pensioners & Kids $5.
- Visitor Centre and Fort static display tours.
- Re-enactors in 1880 colonial SA Artillery military uniform give demonstrations of:
1:00 Roll Call including posting the guard and other parties.
1:30 2 Pder Whitworth cannon (rare hexagonal riffling) drill & firing with skirmish rifle guard escort party.
2:00 Drill practice & instruction, with Martini Henry carbine .
2:30 16Lb Armstrong cannon (Horse artillery unit piece).
- Drill Firing
3:00 Martini Henry carbine drill with blank firing displays.
3:30 64 Pder Armstrong Cannon drill & firing.
4:00 Flag lowering with advance fire and retreat ceremony
followed by closing.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Fort Glanville website
What: Fort Glanville Open Day
When: From Sunday 18 September | 1pm – 4pm | third Sunday of each month between September and May
Where: Fort Glanville | Entry through Visitor Centre at SE corner of Military & Bower Rds round-about. (Visitor car park on Military Rd Southern end next to caravan park)
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