Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend

Sun., May 28, 2017, Noon - 5:00 pm
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111


Included with site admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active military and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members. Advance tickets recommended.

On Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling, explore the grounds, visit with costumed interpreters and engage with the many stories that make up the site's history. Learn about American Indian history and the fort's role in U.S. expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, including Dred and Harriet Scott whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War. Watch demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing and more. Join in historic games on the parade grounds, and kids can try out the History Scavenger Hunt and earn a Fort Kids button.

Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks and talk with costumed staff representing different eras of U.S. military history. On Saturday, staff will present stories about U.S. expansion during the 1800s. On Sunday, the focus will be on the 20th century and the growth of the U.S. into a global power. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the parade ground, with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.

Memorial Day only:

Sunday Schedule

  • 12 pm: Morning parade/flag Raising (Flag Pole)
  • 12:30 pm: Cannon drill/cannon firing (Parade Ground)
  • 1 pm: Hearth cooking (Commandant's House kitchen)
  • 1:30 pm: Rounders game (Parade Ground)
  • 2 pm: Dred Scott & Citizenship (Scotts' Quarters)
  • 2:30 pm: Infantry drill/musket firing (Parade Ground)
  • 3 pm: Trust & Kinship (Indian Agency)
  • 3:30 pm: Cannon drill/cannon firing (Parade Ground) 
  • 4 pm: Science of surgery (Hospital)
  • 4:30 pm: Retreat parade/flag lowering (Stone Barracks)

2017-05-28 12:00:00 2017-05-28 12:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm