Fort Ridgely State Historic Site

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  • Adults – $5, Seniors (65+) & Students W/ ID – $3, Children 6-17 - $3, Children under 6, MNHS and NCHS members- free *Please call ahead for sign language interpreters, field trip or other group reservations.


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  • In Fort Ridgely State Park, off Minn Hwy 4, seven miles S of Fairfax. Ten miles north of Sleepy Eye.

Other Date Information

  • September, first three weekends in October: Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, Monday holidays 10 am - 5 pm. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Monday holidays 10 am - 5 pm.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Native American Heritage

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  1. Jim Miller presents "Dakota 38" at Fort Ridgely

    Fort Ridgely State Park
    Fairfax, MN 55332
    Call: 507-934-2160

    Fort Ridgely will be hosting a viewing of the documentary "Dakota 38". Jim Miller and a group of riders retrace the 330 mile route from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the largest execution in our Nation's history. This is a story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way and the dark history they are healing from.

  2. Minnesota River: Scott Kudelka

    Fort Ridgely State Park
    Fairfax, MN 55332
    Call: 507-934-2160

    Naturalist Scott Kudelka will be here to educate us on the Minnesota River. Rivers are considered arteries of the landscape providing all different types of benefits including a home and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, recreational activities, as well as a water source for some communities.

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