Sat, August 2, 2014
Sat, August 9, 2014
Grab your paddles and prepare to explore Minnesota’s past! The Sibley House Historic Site and Wilderness Inquiry have partnered to bring you closer to Minnesota’s history than ever before. You’ll explore the importance of the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, and learn how those who lived here shaped Minnesota’s future.
At the Sibley House Historic Site, you will take a special tour of the historic buildings and learn about the fur trade, the establishment of Minnesota, as well as the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Next, take to the river with Wilderness Inquiry guides who will share with you the environmental, cultural, and historic significance of the junction of two of Minnesota’s mightiest rivers. After the paddle, enjoy snacks and refreshments served on the lawn of the Sibley House in Mendota.
Participants must be a minimum of 6-years-old or at least 30-pounds.
$45 children ages 6-17
$5 discount for MNHS members.
Note: The route is subject to change by Wilderness Inquiry based on water levels, wind, the strength of the group, and the event goals.
Brought to you by Historic Fort Snelling/Sibley House Historic Site and Wilderness Inquiry
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