History Alive: A Journey Through Time

is Queensland’s most unique Living History Event!

Join us at Fort Lytton National Park on 9 & 10 June, 2018


Explore the lives of American Civil War soldiers.
See how Vikings really lived.
Visit Brisbane's most interesting historical site.
Visit the 14th Century.
Watch a practice drill.
Meet WWI and WWII re-enactors.
Meet a Roman gladiator.
Cheer on your favourite knight.
See working military vehicles.
Find out how Aussie Diggers lived on the front line.
Learn how Colonial Queenslanders prepared dinner.
See a Vietnam War era battle.
Observe the grace of Renaissance fencing.
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Feel the power of Queensland's largest working guns.
Immerse yourself in the Regency era.
Witness a Napoleonic battle.


History Alive is a combination of activities of the Roman, Viking, Medieval, Napoleonic, Colonial, Victorian and Modern Eras that appeal to all ages!

Visitors to History Alive: A Journey Through Time can participate in Colonial Dance workshops, Fort Lytton Guided Tours and Historical Discussions.

Witness spectacular battle re-enactments of Crusader Knights, Napoleonic Cavalry, WWI & WWII or learn to fence like a Renaissance Spaniard!

Enjoy Viking Cooking demonstrations, the pageantry of the Medieval Tournament plus the unforgettable Fort Lytton Cannon Firings.

Children haven’t been forgotten with daily Costume Competitions, Kid’s Historical Colouring Corner & a wide variety of children’s encampment activities.

These are but a few of the many opportunities visitors have to connect with history each year at History Alive: A Journey Through Time.

Brisbane’s best kept secret, the iconic Fort Lytton National Park, is the perfect backdrop for such a unique event

where more than 600 re-enactors and historians portray and display almost 10,000 years of history.

Come and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and aromas of times gone past at Brisbane’s most unique living history Event, History Alive!

History Alive: A Journey Through Time is held annually on the second weekend in June.

History Alive next goes off with a bang at 10:00am on Saturday, 9 June 2018.