Fort D in Cape Releases 2014 Schedule


John Wesley Powell’s


Fort D Historic Site


Cape Girardeau, Missouri




2014 Living History Demonstrations





For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort will come to life once more.






Memorial Day Weekend Timeline


May 24th– 26th, 9am-4 pm


First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service. Local re-enactors will salute the memory of fallen soldiers with rifle and cannon fire.


Fourth at the Fort!


July 4th, 9am-3pm


The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Come join with us as we celebrate the birth of our nation.


Labor Day


September 1st, 9am-3pm


Labor Day is typically a day of rest, but the soldiers and civilians at Fort D will be busy preparing for fall. Join local re-enactors as they demonstrate rifle and cannon fire and dutch oven cooking.


WHERE: Fort D Historic Site is an original earthworks fort dating from 1861. It is located at 920 Fort Street, off of Sprigg Street, four blocks south of MO Rte 74.




Contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068. Admission is free. 




All events weather permitting


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