To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, reenactors will be in Minnesota next month to recreate the homecoming of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry to Fort Snelling after the war.
More than 200 reenactors from around the country are expected. On Saturday morning, they’ll arrive via riverboat about 11 a.m., and then march and drill on the fort’s parade grounds. On Sunday, they’ll reenact the homecoming and mustering out of the army, as they’re greeted by family and friends.
There will also be cannon firings, infantry parades, an old-fashioned baseball game, an 1860s fashion show, interpretive stations, walking tours, speakers and a traveling exhibit about Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War.
The two-day event will be Aug. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic fort. Cost is $11 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students and $6 for ages 6-17.
This is the last piece of the Minnesota Historical Society’s look back at the Civil War. Events have been held since 2011.