I’ve been asked what there is to do for the Memorial Day weekend? Something historical, or a way to learn more about Memorial Day. There are several places, even cemeteries that have programs on Monday. Memorial Day Weekend at Fort Snelling is just one of many events that takes place this weekend. It’s a great place for people of all ages. The hours today Sun., May 29, 2016 are from Noon – 5:00 pm. The schedule for the day can be found here. The hours tomorrow Monday., May 30th, 2016 are 10am-5pm. Monday’s schedule can be found here. Directions can be found here and make sure to look for signs that say Fort Snelling Historic Site NOT the State Park.
Admission for Fort Snelling:
CostIncluded with site admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members
Gather friends and family for a visit to Historic Fort Snelling this Memorial Day Weekend. Explore the historic buildings, visit with costumed interpreters, and learn about life in early Minnesota. Watch cannon and musket firings, hearth cooking, learn about American Indian history, and join in historic games on the parade ground. Kids can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt and earn a Fort Kids button.
Different eras of U.S. military history will be presented throughout the weekend. On Saturday, costumed staff will share stories about U.S. expansion in the 1800s. On Sunday, they will focus on the 1900s and America’s growth into a global power. On Memorial Day, guests can travel through the past with a living timeline of military life that honors America’s soldiers. This is a unique blend of family fun and hands-on learning.
Plus, view the new exhibit “A Cure for Everything: The Archaeology of Military Medicine at Fort Snelling,” on view through Oct. 30.
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Kristi is married with twin daughters. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the south metro area. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.
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