Aug 20, 2017 10:00 am - Aug 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I at Historic Fort Snelling. The "Great War," as WWI was then called, raged for three years before the U.S. entered the conflict in 1917. America's participation tipped the balance in favor of the Allied powers and helped end the war in November 1918. Explore the ways this conflict shaped the world we know today and learn about Minnesota's role in the war.

Visit with costumed interpreters and reenactors, watch military demonstrations, stand in a recreated WWI-style trench and experience what life was like for Minnesotans during this crucial time.

Event Cost

Included with site admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors, military/active military and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

Event Location

Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111

Map to Historic Fort Snelling

Event Accessibility
  • Accessible Entrance
  • Accessible Parking Designated
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Courtesy Wheelchairs