Friday, 10 July 2009

Brisbane Historial Re-Enactment: History Alive Sat Jul 25 - Sun Jul 26, Fort Lytton

History Alive 2009 is on Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 2009, from 10am to 4pm each day, at Fort Lytton National Park, Lytton (click here for a Google Map). You'll have to drive or catch a cab, the nearest public transport is Hemmant station, about 4km away from the National Park.

History Alive is a full weekend of historical re-enactors performing for you - people who love to re-enact history including Roman gladiators and legionaries, mediaeval knights and ladies, and soldiers from the American Civil War and World Wars I and II. If you click here there's more info about what you'll see at the event.

This slideshow of photos from flickr shows you some of the action from last year's History Alive in 2008 (click here to see the photos if you can't see the slideshow):

And this video shows a re-enactment of German and Italian forces ambushing Allied soldiers in Italy in 1944

You can see more photos and videos from History Alive events if you click here.

A two day pass for 2 adults and 2 kids is $60, while a one-day pass is $35.

Standard tickets are adults $25 two days, $15 one day, Concession card holders and schoolchildren up to year 10 are $15 for two days and $10 for one day. Children under 5 are free. You can buy food there but you're also welcome to bring your own picnic, so they're not going to try to rip you off and force you to buy expensive stuff just because you've paid to get in. For more info on costs and what to bring, click here.

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