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Fort Sisseton

Fort SissetonFort Sisseton Brings back bluecoats, bugles, and bayonets!
Walk the grounds where the officers’ quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), is a rare reminder of the western frontier. The fort’s name comes from the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, and it is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area’s history.

Facilities at a Glance
  • Visitor Center and Interpretive Displays
  • Campground with 15 Campsites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Comfort Stations
  • Picnic Area, Shelter with kitchen
  • Guided Walking Tour

Fort Sisseton Visitor Center is open daily, June-August. The park is open all year. Park fee. The Fort Sisseton Festival, held the first full weekend in June, is a rendezvous featuring cavalry, fiddlers, square dancing, draft horse pulling, tomahawk throwing, a melodrama, and other excitement. Admission to the Festival.

Ft. Sisseton Picnic Shelter
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