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Published April 2nd 2012
Fort Lytton is a fantastic little slice of Brisbane history that few people are aware of. It is located on the Brisbane River, at the end of Lytton Road, Lytton.
Fort Lytton was built in 1881 to protect Brisbane from enemy attack and was used up until World War II. It is now a heritage site, and fantastic place to see Brisbane military history.
Your visit will allow you to see bunkers, guns, underground passageways and museums with lots of information and memorabilia. You will get a guide to take you around on your visit, and if you are lucky their might be a re-enactment or a gun firing on the day you visit.
Fort Lytton is open to the public on Sundays and Public Holidays from 10.00am - 4.00pm (Last tour starts at 2.00pm). Visiting Fort Lytton is free and run by volunteers. Groups can also visit Fort Lytton during the week, bookings and costs apply.
It's rare to find something great to do that's free, and this one also offers entertainment and learning. What are you waiting for - plan a visit this Sunday.