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Fort Glanville by Lamplight

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
This is one for your calendar
The month of May in South Australia is history month. There's always a long list of really unique and interesting events and activities to do.

Fort Glanville
Fort Glanville (©paula mcmanus)

One event that I highly recommend that you pop onto your calendar is the night time opening of Fort Glanville in Semaphore.

The Fort will be lit up by lamplight and the guns and cannons will be fired. I went last year and had an amazing time. It's great fun for kids - but get them to cover their ears when the big cannon is fired - it's a bit loud!

The night's fun starts with the posting of the Guard and a brief history of the Fort.

The 2-pounder, 16-pounder and 65-pounder cannons will be fired. There'll be a demonstration of a volley firing drill plus there is a museum and tunnels that the kids love to explore.

The evening will close with the 'retreat' ceremony.

Fort Glanville
Fort Glanville (©paula mcmanus)

You can find this event, as well as dozens of other amazing historical events in the About Time: South Australia's History Festival brochure. You can also download their app and put all your favourites into your very own History guide.

Saturday May 9th 2015

Fort Glanville. Corner of Military Road and Bower Road, Semaphore Park. Free parking can be accessed from Military Road

7.30pm to 9.30pm

How much:
Adults $8
Concession/child $5
Family $20

Fort Glanville Historical Association, phone 8264 4798

Fort Glanville
Fort Glanville (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? Visit a real life fort
When: Saturday 9th May, 2015
Phone: 8264 4798
Where: Fort Glanville
Cost: Adults $8 Concession/child $5 Family $20
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