100th Anniversary of Prohibition

Check our Events page for special anniversary events in Granite Falls!

State wide events and exhibits are listed here.

Follow the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway’s Prohibition Itinerary

Prohibition Timeline

January 16, 1919 – 18th Amendment ratified

October 28, 1919 – Volstead Act or National Prohibition Enforcement Act was passed

January 17, 1920 – Prohibition went into effect

April 7, 1933 – legal sales of beer were allowed, National Beer Day

December 5, 1933, Repeal Day, the 21st Amendment was ratified repealing Prohibition


Ken Burns Prohibition on PBS

Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota Pioneer Public TV