Museum of Brisbane

Americans in Wartime Brisbane: Walking tour

  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun - Available from February 2020
  • 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Bookings essential, $60
  • Walking Tour

Presented by Museum of Brisbane and MacArthur Museum Brisbane this new tour shares the hidden histories of over 80,000 American soldiers stationed in Brisbane during WWII. Explore with us significant sites from the Battle of Brisbane to headquarters of the Allied Forces in the South-West Pacific.

Americans in Wartime Brisbane

Presented by Museum of Brisbane and MacArthur Museum Brisbane this new tour shares the hidden histories of over 80,000 American soldiers stationed in Brisbane during WWII. Explore with us significant sites from the Battle of Brisbane to headquarters of the Allied Forces in the South-West Pacific. Find out how this incredible period in our city’s social history has had a lasting impact on contemporary Brisbane.

Starting in the King George Square Foyer of Brisbane City Hall, learn about the important role of City Hall during World War II before heading off on a guided walking tour of the city. Walk to Albert Street Uniting Church to learn about Brisbane’s war brides, uncover the past at ANZAC Square Memorial Museum, hear about the Battle of Brisbane, explore Customs House and then complete your tour at the MacArthur Museum. Entry to all attractions included.

Minimum of 4 bookings for tour to go ahead.

To book in, email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au

Banner: American sailors and Aussie diggers pose for the camera, March 1941. Published in Brisbane’s souvenir of the American fleet (SLQ collection)
Body and thumbnail: American fleet marching down Queen Street, Brisbane, March 1941. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 102768