Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling

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.


Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55111
United States


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Minnesota Historical Society
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free


All Ages Adults & kids together