Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend

Date
Sun., May 27, 2018, 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, college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under, Native Americans, and 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 US 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. 

Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of US 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.

Daily Schedule

  • 10 am - Site opens
  • 10:30 am - WWII language lesson (School)
  • 10:30 am: Women & Washboards presentation (Married Quarters)
  • 11 am - Baseball game (Parade Ground)
  • 11:30 am - Hear Her Stories presentation (Officers' Quarters)
  • 11:30 am - Children's games (Parade Ground)
  • Noon - School of the Soldier (Parade Ground)
  • 1 pm - Shinny game (Parade Ground)
  • 1:30 pm - Seeking Freedom presentation (Officers' Quarters)
  • 1:30 pm: Women & Washboards presentation (Married Quarters) 
  • 2 pm - Baseball game (Parade Ground)
  • 2:30 pm - Knitting, Moving, Healing presentation (Hospital)
  • 2:30 pm - Children's games (Parade Ground)
  • 3 pm - School of the Soldier (Parade Ground)
  • 4 pm - Shinny game (Parade Ground)
  • 4:30 pm - WWII Language Lesson (School)
  • 4:30 pm - Women & Washboards presentation (Married Quarters)
  • 5 pm - Site closes

2018-05-27 10:00:00 2018-05-27 10:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm