Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend

Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111


Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members, veterans/active military free

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 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. 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 Hunt" scavenger hunt and earn a small prize, 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 fort's parade ground, with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.

2018-05-28 10:00:00 2018-05-28 10:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun., May 27, 2018, Noon - 5:00 pm