Welcome to the Forest City Stockade!

The restoration of the Forest City Stockade was a Meeker County project for the Bicentennial year of 1976. The Stockade, and the two-story museum within, stands as a memorial to the brave pioneers who settled here and sought safety behind its walls during the Sioux Indian Uprising of 1862.

Forest_City_Stockade_Chapel The Forest City Stockade is a reminder of how life was like back in 1862. You can tour all of our historic buildings, which also show the progress of Forest City in the form of new construction. The Stockade hosts two family-friendly events annually, where you can step back in time and enjoy friendly people, delicious food, and many pioneer activities.

Forest_City_Stockade_Cabin The Forest City Stockade is located 6 miles Northeast of Litchfield and approximately 1/2 mile South of Forest City on Minnesota Highway 24. Enjoy our website and please contact us for further information.

Front Page News!

  • The Forest City Stockade is now on Facebook! Be sure to Like and Follow us for the latest happenings at the Stockade!
  • Camping at the 2022 Summer Rendezvous will be by invitation only. Please go to the Rendezvous Information Page for more details.
  • Buy a log to help us rebuild the wall and walkway of the Forest City Stockade. Go to the Buy a Log Page for more information.
  • Betty and Bob Hermann are featured
    in the December 2014 issue of Zest!
    Read the Zest article.


Site of the Forest City Stockade Marker

"On September 3, 1862 during the Sioux Uprising the citizens of Forest City erected upon this site a stockade for the defense against Indians. Early next morning soon after some 240 people had taken refuge there, the stockade was attacked. The Indians were driven off but a state of siege existed for ten days before the people were relieved by Company B of the 8th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment."