Depictions of Black regulars (soldiers) in the Civil War era

Juneteenth Tours


200 Tower Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55111
United States


Regular site admission

About This Event

Join us to celebrate Juneteenth with a tour focusing on African American history at the fort. This tour will be a special topic add-on offered all day June 19.

Learn about the early Black communities, free and enslaved, in what would become the state of Minnesota, and about the African Americans newly arriving during the Civil War. Famously, Dred and Harriet Scott lived at Fort Snelling as enslaved people before suing for freedom. After the Civil War, Black regulars of the 25th US Infantry—“Buffalo Soldiers”—were stationed at the fort prior to departing on their nearly 2000-mile bicycle experiment, and many went on to make the Twin Cities home after their service in the Army. 

Juneteenth tours will run at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm added onto our daily tour. Before or after, learn more at the new exhibit Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place.


Event Type:
  • Tours


Regular site admission

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