Frontier Military Days and Visitor Appreciation Day at Fort Stevenson State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park will be hosting the 27th Annual Frontier Military Days event on June 22 and 23. Activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Visitors will have a chance to experience what life was like at an 1870’s military fort. A military encampment will feature authentic tents and gear, living history demonstrations of tomahawk throwing, a trader tent and black powder gun demonstrations. Skills and crafts of the Indian Wars period will be on display. A cannon firing demonstration will be held at noon and 3:30 p.m. each day. There will be a free root beer float social on Saturday and free pie and ice cream on Sunday, following the entertainment presentations on both days.
Fort Stevenson Frontier Military days is sponsored by the Fort Stevenson Foundation, a local volunteer organization that sponsored reconstruction of the original fort’s guardhouse. The Guardhouse Interpretive Center houses displays and artifacts about military life in the Dakota Territory.
The park charges a $7 vehicle entrance fee unless a state park annual pass is displayed. Fort Stevenson State Park is offering free daily admission into the park on Sunday, June 23 for all visitors. Fort Stevenson State Park is located three miles South of Garrison.