MEDIA ALERT: Visit MNHS Historic Sites Before Summer Ends

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Release dated: 
August 28, 2015
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org or Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

MEDIA ALERT: Visit MNHS Historic Sites Before Summer Ends

As summer sites season comes to a close, MNHS historic sites will host many events during Labor Day Weekend to say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall, like Historic Fort Snelling’s World War I Weekend and Threshing Weekend at Oliver Kelley Farm. View more Labor Day Weekend events.

Sites that will change hours after Labor Day:

  • Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in September
  • Birch Coulee Battlefield: closes the end of October
  • Forest History Center: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m. Labor Day through June 15
  • Folsom House: closes the second weekend in October
  • Fort Ridgely: open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Labor Day, closes the third weekend in October
  • Harkin Store: open Saturday and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Labor Day, closes the third weekend in October
  • Historic Forestville: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in September and October
  • Historic Fort Snelling: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in September and October
  • Jeffers Petroglyphs: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in September
  • Lower Sioux Agency: closes the first weekend of October
  • Marine Mill: closes the end of October
  • Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post: open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in September and October. Trading Post open year-round
  • Minnehaha Depot: closes Labor Day
  • North West Company Fur Post: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. in September. Groups tours available September through May
  • Oliver Kelley Farm: open Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. in September and October
  • Split Rock Lighthouse: open daily 10 p.m.-6 p.m. through the third weekend in October. Visitor Center and grounds open Thursdays through Mondays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.the third weekend in October through May 15
  • W.W. Mayo House: closes the end of September