Fort Ridgely

72404 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN 55332

507-508-2848

Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits.

Fort Ridgely is part of the MInnesota Historical Society's network of 26 historic sites and museums.

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