Fort Meade Museum
||About 50 miles
||Depends on your interest in Western
|Best Time To Go:
||As part of a swing through the
Northern Hills and Sturgis. Hours from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. from May 15th to September 15th.
||Follow US16A and US16 East to I-90.
Take I-90 West to Sturgis. Follow SD 34 East out
of Sturgis about one mile.
||Old Ft. Meade Military Post,
| Ft. Meade
was the first military outpost in the Black Hills.
It was built in 1878 by the remaining troops of
General Custer's 7th Cavalry to keep peace between
the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians and prospectors.
The fort is distinguished
as having been the birthplace of the national
anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Some of the
fort's original buildings remain intact. A
highlight of the fort is the Ft. Meade Cavalry
You can also see the
monument to two of the hardest drinkers in Troop
D, of the 8th Cavalry.
Info: Fort Meade Museum,
Box 164, Ft. Meade. SD, 57741.