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 soldiers stationed here, events that led to the U.S.-Dakota War, and the two battles that occurred here.

Field Trip Options

Fort Ridgely School Tours

Stroll the reconstructed 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
Cost: $4 per student