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Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN 55332

Hours

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

Admission

  • $5 adults
  • $3 seniors, college students and children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
 
Minnesota State Park vehicle permit required.

 

Contact

507-508-2848

2014 Oct / Nov

No events are currently scheduled at this historic site.

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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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