- The Fort Meade Museum is located one mile east of Sturgis, South Dakota on Highway 34.
- The Museum is open from May 1st through September 30th, 9 am to 5 pm daily.
- Admission is $5 and anyone under 12 is free.
The original mission for Fort Meade was to provide military protection against the resentful Sioux for the gold seekers and settlers who traveled to the region in search of their fortune. Fort Meade outlasted all other frontier posts of this region, surviving as a military installation until 1944 when in became a Veterans Administration Hospital as it remains today.
The Fort Meade Museum is located one mile east of Sturgis, South Dakota on Highway 34. Call (605) 347-9822 for information.
The Museum is open from mid-May through September 30th, Monday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
Admission is $5 for adults, ages 12-18 are $3, and 11 and under is free.
Fort Meade was the site of several famous and infamous events. It was at Fort Meade that the Cavalry horse Comanche, the only living thing found on the Little Big Horn Battlefield, was officially retired with military honors.
Here too the "Star Spangled Banner" first became the official music for the military retreat ceremony, long before in became the National Anthem.