Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend

Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111


Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Over Memorial Day Weekend, explore the grounds and engage with the many stories that make up this location's history.

Learn about Native American 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. Join in activities and watch demonstrations like cannon firings, blacksmithing, and more. Kids can try out historic games as well as a brand-new, STEM-focused activity to earn a special prize.

Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the role of the military in the growth of the nation. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade ground with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.

2018-05-26 10:00:00 2018-05-26 10:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Sun., May 27, 2018, Noon - 5:00 pm
Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm