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Visit the places where history happened!

• 26 historic sites and museums
• Inspiring programs - pub crawls, lectures, concerts and family fun
• Enlightening topics - from farming to fashion, ancient rock carvings to historic battles

Thu., Jul 2
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of St. Anthony Falls, with rare access to an operating power plant, and learn about the history and future of waterpower in the region.
Sat., Jul 4
Living History: Meet the Lindberghs Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
Costumed characters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors will provide insights into Lindbergh's life.
Sat., Jul 4
America's Flags Fort Ridgely
Learn about the history of Old Glory and how the current flag came to be the symbol of the United States.
Sat., Jul 4
Independence Day Celebration Historic Fort Snelling
Celebrate our nation's independence with activities that showcase what life was like in the early 1800s.
Sat., Jul 4
Farmer's Fourth of July Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Bring a picnic lunch and celebrate the Farmer's Fourth of July with animal antics, 19th-century lawn games, oratory and debate.
Sat., Jul 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Celebrate July 4 on the riverfront with a visit to Mill City Museum and the Minneapolis Red, White and Boom fireworks celebration.
Sat., Jul 4
Dream Catchers Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Learn how to weave a dream catcher to take home.
Sat., Jul 4
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House
Take a tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets."
Sat., Jul 4
Civil War, 1861 Alexander Ramsey House, Saint Paul
Discover why 1861 was an important year for the United States and for the Ramsey family.
Sat., Jul 4
1899 Independence Day Celebration Historic Forestville
Experience Independence Day as it was celebrated in Historic Forestville in 1899.
Sat., Jul 4
American Indian Survival Skills Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
Explore early American Indian survival skills with hands-on activities.
Sat., Jul 4
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future.
Sun., Jul 5
Independence Day Harkin Store, New Ulm
Celebrate Independence Day at the Harkin Store, where a piece of the 19th century remains preserved.
Sun., Jul 5
Railroad History Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided tour of railroad landmarks while learning about Minnesota's railroad history.
Sun., Jul 5
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House
Take a tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets."