For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort will come to life once more. 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 Route 74. Admission to all the events is free. Call 573-339-6340 or 573-335-1631 for more information.
Memorial Day Weekend
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.
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.