Opening Weekend

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Gather friends and family for the opening weekend of the season at Historic Fort Snelling. Explore the historic buildings, visit with costumed interpreters and learn about life in early Minnesota. Children can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt, earn a special Fort Kid’s button and play games that were popular in the 1800s. Other activities include cannon and musket firings, hearth cooking demonstrations and American Indian history presentations. Special tours will be given focusing on African American history in Minnesota.

On Memorial Day, guests can travel through the past with a living timeline of military life during this special day honoring America’s soldiers. Costumed staff and re-enactors will interpret different eras of military history through uniform and equipment displays as well as weapons demonstrations. See large-scale military demonstrations throughout the day, play children’s games and explore Minnesota’s oldest military fort.