Museum of Brisbane

Americans in Wartime Brisbane: Walking tour

  • Temporarily Postponed
  • 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Adult $60 | Child $30
  • Walking Tour

The Museum is temporarily suspending all public programming including our Walking Tour from Monday 16 March, for an initial period of two weeks.

Americans in Wartime Brisbane | Temporarily Postponed

The Museum is temporarily suspending all public programming from Monday 16 March, for an initial period of two weeks to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our communities, and to prioritise the wellbeing of our team and visitors.

We continue to monitor the situation, and will review and update operations in line with evolving advice from the QLD Government and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

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.

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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