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Want to take a stroll down memory lane? - Explore some history in Adelaide for a day or two?

Here are a few suggestions of historical places to visit in Adelaide that you may not know about and would like to explore?

1) Charles Sturt Museum - Captain Charles Sturt’s home in South Australia

Built in 1840/41 for the Sturt family, the ‘Grange’ took central stage in a property of 390 acres in the Reed Beds of the Port River creek and the Torrens River. One of the earliest homes built in the district, it also had the distinction of being constructed of brick and was deemed by Sturt as the most English looking residence in the colony.

The Museum is open to the public on every first and third Sunday of the month 2-5pm at 39D Jetty Street, Grange.

(This Museum is located approximately 20 minute drive West of Adelaide CBD).

Take the time to enjoy a lovely easy flat walk near the Charles Sturt Museum which will take you along the Sturt River where you can take in the water birds and native vegetation out in flower. Then enjoy a nice icecream; hot beverage or lunch at the gorgeous beach of Grange and Henley Beach whilst you are in the area.

2) Old Marion Village Heritage Area - Where there is a Museum

There is The Marion Historic Village Walk which will take you on an historical journey around the original Marion Historic Village.

The walk commences at the Marion Historic Village Museum and includes historic sites such as Light Square, Annie Doolan’s Cottage, Laurel Cottage, the Old Marion Inn and Threadgold’s Birthing House.

As facilitators of the Marion Heritage Walk, the Museum has acquired a state of the art Audio Tour Guide system and has made this equipment available on guided walks, which you will need to booked through the Museum.

Marion Historic Village Museum

(at 9 Township Road, behind the Wesleyn Chapel)

Open Sundays 2pm to 4pm & Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon.

(This is approximately a 20 minute drive South of Adelaide CBD)

There is also an easy scenic walk around this area to enjoy if you feel inclined and have the time.

The above are just two suggestions if you enjoy exploring historical places and there are many more gorgeous historical buildings around North Adelaide and Adelaide CBD to explore.

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