Minnesotan history gets spooky at Fort Snelling


Fort Snelling has brought many people together throughout history. This military outpost from the 1800s continues to do so even now, though rather as a popular tourist attraction instead of as an active barrack. It's a great place for families and history buffs to visit on nice summer day, but it's also a good spot for some spooky Halloween fun, which begins at dusk.


From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, visitors will be able to explore the grounds of Fort Snelling--from the soldiers' quarters to the blacksmith's shop--in a non-traditional fashion. For heightened Halloween fun, special after-hours access will be granted to those who want to explore the grounds after the sun goes down. Additionally, visitors will have the chance to participate in a dramatic court martial to help decide a soldier's fate.

Fort Snelling After Dark is $12 for adults, $10 seniors and college students, $7 for ages 6 to 17. For more information, visit Historic Fort Snelling.