Fort Snelling: Outpost on the Mississippi

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Travel back in time for a visit to Minnesota’s first military installation, built at the juncture of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in order to establish the nation’s presence in the northern reaches of the Louisiana Purchase.  View the barracks, shops, guardhouse, store, and fortifications of the outpost, and hear the Fort’s history through the years.  Learn what it was like in 1828 in the Commandant’s kitchen, the blacksmith’s shop, the commissary department, the sutler’s store, and the guardhouse.   Watch the soldiers raise the flag, practice drills, and fire the post cannon.

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