The US-Dakota War of 1862 broke out at this site, which today presents Dakota culture and history, including the causes of the war.
Field trip options
Walk the trails, see the 1861 stone warehouse, and tour exhibits about Dakota culture, US treaties, and a war that changed our nation. Cultural and historical presentations, outreach programming, and classroom presentations available year-round.
Explore new experiences throughout the site including scavenger hunts, QR codes, an outdoor atlatl range, multi-tactile learning station, and a virtual reality exhibit.
All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.