Annual History Event
Memorial Day at Fort D
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Monday, May 27, 2019


Location: Fort D Historic Site, 920 Fort Street, Cape Girardeau, MO

Dates: Monday, May 27, 2019

Times: 9 am - 3 pm

Description: For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort comes to life once more. First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service. Join local re-enactors (Civil War, Native American, and French & Indian) as they portray a timeline event at Fort D.

The renovation and interpretation of Fort D is a special project of the 1st Missouri Engineers, a unit of the Turner Brigade, which is a group of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period. Their commissioned and non-commissioned officers have many years' experience in reenacting and provide a wealth of information about the time period to visitors.


For more information call the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 573-334-6702 or 1-800-777-0068
  or visit the event website

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