Stop by Fort Belmont in Jackson, Minnesota, and explore a unique re-creation of Fort Belmont built by settlers living in Belmont township of Jackson County in the early 1860s.
Fort Belmont hosts several items of interest including:
Replica 1860’s log cabin and stockade
Hand-built prairie sod house
40-foot tower overlooking the Des Moines River Valley
1/3 replica working grist mill
1873 Lysgard farmhouse & summer kitchen
1902 Delafield Church
Museum and trading post
The Fort is located at the intersection of US Hwy 71 and Interstate 90, Jackson, exit 73. Go 1 block south of I-90 and turn right, by the Kemna-Asa car dealership and then west to the end of Belmont Lane.
Open daily for tours Memorial Day through Labor Day; M - F 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun. 12 noon to 4 p.m. Museum ph# (507) 847-6672.
** Pioneer Days at Fort Belmont on Sat. & Sun., September 6th & 7th. Last days of the season to tour the Fort. Hope to see you there!
For complete information regarding Fort Belmont, visit http://www.fortbelmont.org/index.html
Open for tours daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day
Please enter the museum upon arrival and register at the Trading Post counter. Staff will be available to take you on a personal tour of the Fort.
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Tours for school groups and bus tours are also available after May 1st or before October 1st by appointment. Please call the local Chamber office at 507-847-3867 for additional details.
WWW (Worship, Word & Watermelon) Services - This event is sponsored cooperatively with the local Jackson County Ministerial Association. Each Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. the bells of the Delafield Church ring, to call one and all to an ecumenical church service followed by fellowship and watermelon, compliments of the sponsoring church congregation. WWW services begin in June.
JAM Sessions - Talented musicians come together from local and long distance areas to provide entertainment for both, young and old. Bring your musical instrument and/or your voice and share in the fun! The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the talent on hand. JAM sessions are held on the 4th Sunday of June, July and August.
Pioneer Days - The Pioneer Days celebration is held on the weekend following Labor Day. Gather with the buck skinners at Fort Belmont to celebrate the lifestyle of years gone by. Primitive camping, cooking over an open fire, blacksmithing, demonstrations of pioneer living and other trades of the 1800s era will be on display to experience.
Fort Belmont Photos