august, 2018

04aug7:00 pm9:00 pmSlavery at Fort Snelling Walking Tour


Event Details

Take a tour and discover the stories of men, women, and children who were enslaved at Fort Snelling by visiting the spaces where they lived and labored. In the 1820s and 1830s, an estimated 15-30 enslaved people lived and worked at the military fort at any one time, including Dred and Harriet Scott. Staff guides will lead you through restored historic spaces and discuss the importance of preserving these spaces and stories that tell this important history.

Following the tour, join a conversation with historian Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, in Dred and Harriet Scott’s restored living quarters.

This program is appropriate for ages 14 and up.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55111


Minnesota Historical Society 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102