Independence Day Celebration

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Independence Day Celebration

Date
Tue., Jul 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111

Map

Contact
612-726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Cost
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.

Celebrate the United States' birthday at Historic Fort Snelling and explore the history of freedom in 19th century America. Just like in the 1800s, hear cannon and musket salutes, watch a military dress parade, listen to fife and drum music and attend a mock battle.

But not all Americans viewed Independence Day this way 200 years ago. Visit interactive learning stations around the fort and learn about the struggles for freedom and independence for several different groups of Americans—such as enslaved people, American Indians and women—while exploring the question "What does freedom mean today?"

Daily Schedule
10:15 am - Flag Raising Ceremony
11 am - Infantry Parade & Musket Salute
11:30 am - Rounders Game & Egg Races
12 pm - War of 1812 Mock Battle presentation
12:30 pm - Fife & Drum Corps performance
1 pm - Cannon Salutes
1:30 pm - Rounders Game & Egg Races
2 pm - Infantry Parade & Musket Salute
2:30 pm - Fife & Drum Corps performance
3 pm - War of 1812 Mock Battle presentation
3:30 pm - Music & Dancing
4 pm - Cannon Salutes
4:30 pm - Flag Lowering Ceremony


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