Historic Fort Snelling Activities

Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. Its location — at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers — has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.

Historic Fort Snelling will open for the 2016 season on Memorial Day Weekend.

There are adult groups, field trip opportunities, and many different events and programs designed to educate guests about the incredible historic site within the Fort Snelling area.

Click here to plan a visit and learn more!


Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day:
Tue-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Open Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day 10am - 5pm

September through October
Saturday: 10am - 5pm


$12 Adults

$10 Seniors and college students with ID

$10 Active military & their family w ID

$6 children ages 5-17

Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members

Parking is free


Phone: 612-726-1171

Email: ftsnelling@mnhs.org

200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111

Contact Us:
Office: (651) 455-6100

Address:  Sherry Howe
7926 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55077

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