Fort Ridgely

Minnesota's only publicly interpreted Civil War Battlefield, Fort Ridgely played a pivotal role in Dakota relations, immigration and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Students learn about the lives of the soldiers stationed here, events that led up to the U.S.-Dakota War and the two battles that occured here on August 20th and 22nd, 1862.

Field Trip Options

Fort Ridgely School Tours

Stroll the reconstucted parade ground walking paths, see ruined building foundations, and experience exhibits inside the fort's commissary.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool
Cost: $4 per student