Welcome to Fort Belmont in Jackson, Minnesota! Join us on Sunday, December 8th for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Fort. Click on the link below for a list of afternoon activities. Hope to see you there!
Fort Christmas 2013
Above: Vern, Cec and Roy enjoy a cup of hot cider in the Lysgard farmhouse.
Below: a Christmas worship service in the Delafield Church at Fort Belmont.
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.
** We are looking forward to your visit in 2014! Group Tours are available. Contact the local Chamber office (507) 847-3867 to make arrangements.