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Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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

Hours

Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm

Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day
10 am-5 pm 

Sept-Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
  • Free parking

 

Contact

612-726-1171

2014 Jul 31

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World War II Weekend

WWII reenactors

Sat, June 21, 2014 - Sun, June 22, 2014

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

A USO show featuring the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry band, swing dance instruction and a recreated Allied encampment help bring the 1940s to life as visitors explore World War II and Minnesota’s role on battlefields and at home. Guests can visit with costumed staff, view period displays, listen to radio broadcasts about war news and watch weapon firing demonstrations during this special weekend devoted to Minnesota's Greatest Generation. Thousands of Minnesotans joined the military at Fort Snelling during the war, and the fort was their introduction to military life.

*Special Featured Programs
The Minnesota National Guard's Red Bull Marching and Jazz Bands will perform several times during the event. The marching band will take to the field at 12:30 and 3:30 both days, and the Jazz band will play for the USO show and swing dancing.

Also, don't miss the Battlefield History Team and their exhibit on Army Rangers during WWII in the Visitors Center all weekend!

2014 Schedule of Events

10 am - Fort opens
10:15 - Flag Raising Ceremony
10:30 am - Radio Show
11 am - Baseball Game
11:30 am - Wartime Cooking Demonstration
12 pm - Fire & Maneuver Demonstration
12:30 pm - Red Bull Marching Band Performance
1 pm - Bayonet & Grenade Drill
1:30 pm - USO Show w/ the Red Bull Jazz Band
2 pm - Baseball Game
2:30 pm - Swing Dancing w/ the Red Bull Jazz Band
3 pm - Fire & Maneuver Demonstration
3:30 pm - Red Bull Marching Band Performance
4 pm - Bayonet & Grenade Drill
4:30 pm - Flag Lowering Ceremony
5 pm - Fort Closes
 
*Schedule subject to change.
 
FREE PARKING!

Image Gallery

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WWII weapons display
Barracks display
Combat medics display
Medical Aid Station display
Restored military vehicles and equipment
WWII Reenactors
Vintage 1940s Vehicles
Wartime Radio Show
Food Rationing & Substitutions
Swing Dancing