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Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN 55332


Labor Day-third weekend in October:
Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Fri-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 1-4 pm
Call for group tours.


  • $6 adults
  • $5 seniors and college students
  • $4 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Minnesota State Park vehicle permit required.




2015 Oct / Nov

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Fort Ridgely

Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits. 

The site is located within Fort Ridgely State Park and is managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.

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