TAC Field Trip to Fort Snelling

The TAC took a field trip to historic Fort Snelling.

Fort Snelling served the U.S. military for over 120 years, through conflicts at home and abroad, and thousands of Minnesotans received their first taste of military service within its walls.

By the late 20th century its national cemetery became the site of the final resting place for more than 180,000 men and women who served in the armed forces.

 

Today, the historic fort has been restored to its 1820s-1830s appearance, and the site’s living history program brings the past to life!

While there the kids got to tour different buildings of the Fort (commanding officers house, hospital, blacksmith, bakery, etc…) climb the watch tower, watch an artillery demonstration, and learn how to march in the army.  For more photos please visit our facebook page.