Visitor Information

Visitor Info

Fort Glanville Conservation Park is one of South Australia's most important heritage sites. It is the premier site in the state, and possibly Australia, for showcasing colonial era defences and fortifications. The fort is largely intact and in original condition and considered one the best preserved early colonial forts in Australia. It is the only Australian colonial fort to still have all of its original armament, including the largest artillery gun of its time in Australia, and the only to have a regular living history program.

Open Days

On the third Sunday of each month between September and May, The Fort as well as the Visitors centre are open to the public; with staff providing a unique living history through uniformed renactments of military activities, including cannon and carbine firing drills. More information on open days can be found here.


Tours at the fort are available all year round from 10am - 12pm every Tuesday. Tour groupsare given an inside look into Colonial defence and what life was like on the fort during its operation. Walk-ins are welcome and no booking is necessary for groups of less than 25. Find out more.


Fort Glanville is available for hire for special events, weddings, parties and promotions. To learn more visit the functions page.


The Fort features elderly and disabled access, all access toilets, barbeque picnic areas, onsite parking and a visitors centre that incorporates a souvenir shop and refreshment areas; all of which which are open to the public on fort open days or for group visits. More information is available here.