Scene of Civil War & US-Dakota War history
From police station to Civil War training grounds to site of a siege during the US-Dakota War
Fort Ridgely witnessed the tumultuous history of 1800s Minnesota.
This site is located within Fort Ridgely State Park.
The grounds are open daily, from dawn until dusk.
The commissary building is currently closed. Admission is free.
72404 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN 55332
State park vehicle permit required.
What to see and do
Explore the ruins of this once thriving 1853 military outpost and learn more about its role in the US-Dakota War.