Fort Meade Museum and Cemetery

  • The Fort Meade Museum is located one mile east of Sturgis, South Dakota on Highway 34.
    • The Museum is open from June 1st through October 31st, 9 am to 5 pm daily.
    • Admission is $5 and anyone under 12 is free.

Fort Meade was established during the winter of 1878-79 by units of the 1st and 11th infantry and the reorganized 7th Cavalry. The mission of the 10 company post was to provide military protection against the resentful Sioux for the gold seekers and settlers who had invaded the region both before and after the Black Hills Treaty of 1877.