Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

Mailing Address:
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
Directions

Contact

(612)-726-1171

Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and students w/ID
  • $9 active military personnel w/ID
  • $6 children 6-17
  • FREE for children age 5 and under and MNHS members
     

Hours

Mem. Day - Labor Day:
Tues - Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm

Sept - Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

*Open on Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day
10 am-5 pm

Special event hours/fees may vary. Hours and fees subject to change.

2014 Apr 23

 

Civil War Weekend: 1864

Civil War Weekend

Sat, August 16, 2014 - Sun, August 17, 2014

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

Transport yourself back to the year 1864 and explore Fort Snelling's Civil War history! In this special Civil War Sesquicentennial event, you can tour the fort and visit with costumed staff and reenactors who bring that pivotal year to life. Check out interactive learning stations throughout the fort to learn about life in the army and the home front during this pivotal year. Demonstrations include cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era medicine, period cooking, fife and drum music, an 1860s fashion show, and more!

2014 Schedule of Events
 
10 am - Fort opens
10:15 - Morning Colors / Flag Raising Ceremony
11 am - Cannon Drill / Firing
11:30 am - Civil War Medicine demonstration
12 pm - Infantry Drill / Musket Firing
12:30 pm - 1860s Dancing
1 pm - Base Ball Game
1:30 pm - Soldier's Pay Call
2 pm - Cannon Drill / Firing
2:30 pm - 1860s Fashion Show
3 pm - Infantry Drill / Musket Firing
3:30 pm - Civil War Medicine demonstration
4 pm - Cannon Drill / Firing
4:30 pm - Retreat Parade / Flag Lowering Ceremony
5 pm - Fort Closes
 
*Schedule subject to change at management's discretion.

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Artillery drill
1860s Fashion Show
Fife and drums
Learning about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Company Drill
Musket Firing Demonstration
Officer & Lady
Kids marching
Weapons display
Soldiers' Aid Society