Fort Glanville is both a state and federal registered heritage site. Dating from 1880 it is the most complete and authentic colonial fort in Australia. It has all of its 19th century large cannon, three restored to their fireable condition. A barracks, guardhouse, ammunitions store and other features ensure the fort was a self contained defensible site.
Fort Glanville Historical Association provides guided tours of the Fort and demonstrates what Fort life was like 120 years ago. Demonstrations include marching drills, parade ground exercises, and canon and carbine firing.
A modern visitor's centre incorporates a souvenir shop and refreshment areas which are open to the public on fort open days or for group visits.
Location: 359 Military Road SEMAPHORE PARK
Opening Times: The Fort is open to the public from 1pm to 4.30pm on the third Sunday of each month from September to May, and each Tuesday 10am to 2pm for tours only.
Cost: Adult $8.00, Child $5.00, Family $20.00.
Tours and Functions: Fort Glanville is open on request for group tours, and is also available for hire for a variety of uses including concerts and community activities.
Phone: 8264 4798
Further information: www.fortglanville.com.au
How to get there: The Fort is located on the beachfront on the corner of Military and Bower Roads. If travelling from the City, follow Port Road and then Old Port Road, turn left onto Bower Road.
Become a volunteer: Fort Glanville is run and managed by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity contact the Fort on 8264 4798 for more information.