Online Highways Home > South Dakota > Fort Meade

Fort Meade Cavalry Museum

Search Fort Meade South Dakota

Fort Meade was built in 1878 by the remaining troops of General Custer's 7th Cavalry to keep between the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians and prospectors; the fort is distinguished as having been the birthplace of our national anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner,' as well as being the longest surviving post in the Dakota Territory. Many artifacts of the historic and colorful outpost and personal mementos of the soldiers and units who served here have been preserved and are displayed in the museum, and some of the fort's original buildings remain intact. Nearby, the Fort Meade Cavalry Cemetery contains the graves of cavalrymen, settlers, and American Indians. Open year-round.

Location: PO Box 164, 2 Miles East on Hwy 34&79, Fort Meade South Dakota 57741 Telephone 605-347-9822

Other History nearby:
(La Riviere) Archibald Historical Museum
(Carman) Dufferin Historical Museum
(Fort Meade) Fort Meade Cavalry Museum
(Austin) Manitoba Agricultural Museum
(Portage la Prairie) Manitoba Museum of the Titanic
(Morden) Morden & District Museum

04/18 Coming to The Fort Meade area