Fort Ridgely State Historic Site

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  • Adults – $6; Seniors (65+) & Students W/ ID – $5; Children 6-17 - $4; 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.

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

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Events

  1. Company B Reenactment Weekend

    Company B Reenactment Weekend

    Fort Ridgely State Park
    Fairfax, MN 55332
    Call: (507) 508-2848

    Join Civil War reenactors from Company B, the New Ulm Battery and other groups as they demonstrate what life was like for soldiers during the 1860s. The men will cook their supper over the fire, run musket drills, fire cannons and educate visitors on a typical day at the fort.

    The reenactors arrive Friday night and stay through Sunday, so families are encouraged to stay the weekend and camp at the state park.

    Cost of the program is included with site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 veterans/active military and ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and NCHS and MNHS members

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