Civil War Weekend: 1864

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  • $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

Date(s)

  • Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014

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  • Historic Fort Snelling/Bloomington Road exits on Highway 55 near the International Airport

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  • Sat & Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

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  1. Historic Fort Snelling

    Hwys 5 and 55
    Saint Paul, MN 55111-4060
    Call: 612-726-1171

    Once the farthest outpost of the U.S. in the homeland of the Dakota people, Historic Fort Snelling was later used for military training from the Civil War through World War II. Nearby Sibley House Historic Site features some of Minnesota’s oldest buildings.

    Highlights
    • Restored 1820s fort including barracks, store & hospital
    • Dred Scott’s 1836-40 living quarters
    • Activities include military drills, daily cannon firings, blacksmithing, hearth-cooking & games
    • Gift shop features military & history books & souvenirs

    Special Programs (Details at www.historicfortsnelling.org)
    • World War II Weekend (June) & Civil War Weekend (Aug.)
    • Independence Day Celebration (July 4)
    • Summer Day Camps – rated best in metro by Nickelodeon
    • Fort Kids school age care program

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