The Friends of Fort Snelling was established in 1961 as the Fort Snelling State Park Association. The non-profit advocacy group was integral in both establishing Fort Snelling State Park and in preserving and restoring Historic Fort Snelling.
Over the years we have helped to expand and protect the Park and Fort by working to acquire funding for land and facilities, most recently the Thomas Savage Visitor Center.
We have long supported new educational and interpretive programs for the Historic Fort and the State Park.
The natural and historical resources of the unique area where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers converge and peoples have been meeting for centuries.
Recreational opportunities in the metropolitan Twin Cities only state park.
Educational opportunities using Fort Snellings nationally significant historical resources.
Increased citizen support for continuing development of these public sites.
Fort Snelling sites staff with acquisition of resources to maintain and improve programs and amenities.
The professional staff of the sites with educational and recreational programs.