Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend

Date
Sat., May 23, 2020, 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 $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

On Memorial Day Weekend, explore Historic Fort Snelling's grounds, visit with interpreters, and engage with the many stories that make up the site's history. Watch demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing, join in historic games on the parade grounds, and more.

Learn about Native American history and the fort's role in US expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, like the all-black 25th US Infantry in the 1880s and Dred and Harriet Scott, whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War.

On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade ground, with costumed interpretive staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.


2020-05-23 10:00:00 2020-05-23 10:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Sun., May 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon., May 25, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm