Welcome to Fort Belmont in Jackson, Minnesota!

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Stop by Fort Belmont in Jackson, Minnesota, and explore a unique re-creation of the civilian fort 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
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • 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., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. Museum phone (507) 847-6672.

** We look forward to your visit! Group Tours are available. Contact the local Chamber office (507) 847-3867 to make arrangements.