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.