Fort Lytton National Park's cannons.

The QPA Field Cannons. Photo taken by David de Groot.

Fort Lytton National Park

History Alive and the Queensland Living History Federation are lucky to be able to hold this event at Fort Lytton National Park each year. Fort Lytton is one of Queensland’s most important heritage sites (and one of the least known).

Its stories, around the themes of defence, health and immigration, are reflected in the unique buildings and hidden structures inside its boundaries. Fort Lytton is not just a rare 19th century Fort designed to protect the Brisbane from attack; it was also known in the early 20th century as the Lytton Quarantine Station, used to protect Brisbane from disease.

Fort Lytton National Park is a fascinating site to explore – from the famous 64-pounders, Queensland’s largest working guns to the fort itself, a maze with a past. In use throughout both World Wars, it provides a stimulating background to History Alive: a Journey through Time.

History Alive isn’t the only thing happening at Fort Lytton! You can find out more about Fort Lytton National Park and its ‘Fort Lytton at Night’ tours, and children’s holiday programs here.