St. Paul, MN 55111
On Memorial Day, see a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade grounds with costumed interpretive staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts from the colonial era to today. Explore the 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 soldiers in the 1880s and Dred and Harriet Scott, whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War.
2020-05-25 10:00:00 2020-05-25 10:00:00 America/Chicago Memorial Day Historic Fort Snelling