Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Northern Star BSA Basecamp
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    A FEW RULES

    • Participants must attend with adults, those who are 15 and older may complete a "Belay test" in order to belay others
    • Ages 5 and up
    • All participants must fill out a Waiver. This can be done ahead of time or on-site
    • Cost is $7 per participant
    • Have fun!


    Open Climb is at Base Camp on our massive indoor rock wall. 

    located at 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Mn 55111

    Customer Service
         612-767-0042
         basecamp@northernstarbsa.org


    • 19 Jun 2017
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • northern star bsa basecamp

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    Discovery Day Camp is an affordable, fun-filled, 5 day camp that will run over three separate weeks this Summer. Youth will perform a variety of activities including climbing, swimming, outdoor skills, crafts, archery, team-building, seeing historic sights, and much more! Our qualified guides keep everyone entertained as they provide high-quality program. With 14,000 acres of nearby wilderness you don't have to leave the cities to get great camp memories.

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

    Commemorate the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I at Historic Fort Snelling. The "Great War," as WWI was then called, raged for three years before the U.S. entered the conflict in 1917. America's participation tipped the balance in favor of the Allied powers and helped end the war in November 1918.

    Explore the ways this conflict shaped the world we know today and learn about Minnesota's role in the war. Visit with costumed interpreters and reenactors, watch military demonstrations, stand in a recreated WWI-style trench and experience what life was like for Minnesotans during this crucial time.

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    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Historic Fort Snelling Visitor's Center

    You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Fort Snelling for their Annual Meeting, being held on Sunday, September 10th, at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor’s Center. This date is significant because it marks the founding of Fort Snelling in 1820.

    Our featured keynote presenter is author Stephen Osman. He will discuss the role of Fort Snelling as a major military station in Minnesota during the Civil War, and present his new book, Fort Snelling and the Civil War, released this spring by the Ramsey County Historical Society. Stephen will be available for questions, and to sign books.

    Representatives will also be on hand from the Ramsey County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, Fort Snelling State Park, and the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America to discuss Fort Snelling projects. The annual meeting is an excellent way to meet others who are passionate about Fort Snelling and to learn more about what’s going on throughout the area, I look forward to seeing you there!

    Please let us know you’re coming!  Register online at www.fortsnelling.org or mail the registration form to 380 Jackson Street, Ste 287, Saint Paul, MN  55101.

    What: Friends of Fort Snelling Annual Meeting
    When: Sunday, September 10th

    Agenda:           3:00 p.m. Reception and book signing with Stephen Osman
    3:30 p.m. Annual Meeting and program featuring Stephen Osman
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn

    For more information contact Dee Schutte at (651) 300-6597 or email info@fortsnelling.org. 


    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

    Birding is an enjoyable and challenging hobby. Join a park naturalist for a birding hike after learning how to use a field guide and binoculars. Equipment provided. Dress for the weather and meet at the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center. Free. Registration required. To register call 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us.

    A state park permit is required on each vehicle ($7/day pass or $35 annual pass. Available at park office upon entry to park).

    Meet at Thomas C Savage Visitor Center (two miles from park entrance. Plan for an additional 10 minute drive through the park).

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

    Join a panel of Twin Cities photographers for a discussion about how their work focuses on the histories, identities and experiences of their communities. In their work, these artists engage with experiences of social and historical marginalization, invisibility, racial stereotyping and profiling, and historical trauma.

    This program is offered in conjunction with the photography exhibit, "Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit: Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Then and Now," by Paul Kitagaki Jr. This event is sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

    FREE

    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

    Event details

    Join a naturalist on a cool morning walk around beautiful Pike Island. We will walk to the confluence of the mighty Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. This is a great opportunity to watch wildlife while getting some exercise. Dress for the weather and meet at the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center. Free. No registration required, but a state park permit is required on each vehicle ($7/day pass or $35 annual pass. Available at park office upon entry to park).

    Meet at Thomas C Savage Visitor Center (two miles from park entrance. Plan for an additional 10 minute drive through the park).

    More Information
    Call 612-279-3550.

Past events

04 Jul 2017 Independence Day Celebration
02 Jul 2017 Upper Post Walking Tour - A Murder Mystery
30 Jun 2017 Fishing Friday
25 Jun 2017 Introduction to Birds, Books, and Binoculars
24 Jun 2017 History Investigators One-Day Camp
17 Jun 2017 Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp
12 Jun 2017 PRE-K DAYS: WHAT'S THE WEATHER?
11 Jun 2017 Summer in the City Nature Hike
11 Jun 2017 Upper Post Walking Tour - Flag Day 1942
10 Jun 2017 BASE CAMP FAMILY CAMPOUT
10 Jun 2017 History Investigators One-Day Camp
04 Jun 2017 Turtle Talk
03 Jun 2017 River Fishing for Fun
28 May 2017 Upper Post Walking Tour - Whiskey, a Great Horse
27 May 2017 Secret Mission: Bumblebee Spies
27 May 2017 Memorial Day Weekend
21 Jan 2017 Winter Trail Days
31 Dec 2016 New Year's Eve Candlelight Walk
05 Dec 2016 Pre-K Days: Snowflakes are Special
14 Nov 2016 Pre-K Days: Tractor Time on the Farm
10 Nov 2016 WWII Round Table: Sentencing at Nuremberg
30 Oct 2016 Historic Train Tracks at Fort Snelling
29 Oct 2016 Geocaching Through History
27 Oct 2016 WWII Roundtable: Germany During the 1930s
23 Oct 2016 Bats!
22 Oct 2016 CSI: Fort Snelling
22 Oct 2016 Hibernate!
21 Oct 2016 CSI: Fort Snelling
14 Oct 2016 Mendota After Hours: Minnesota Lumberjacks and the Songs of the Northwoods
22 Sep 2016 World War II Round Table: Pacific Diplomacy in the 1930s
22 Sep 2016 History on the GO! Bus Tour
21 Sep 2016 History on the GO! Bus Tour
15 Sep 2016 History on the GO! Bus Tour
14 Sep 2016 History on the GO! Bus Tour
10 Sep 2016 Friends of Fort Snelling Annual Dinner
10 Sep 2016 Patent Medicines & Fraud in 19th-Century America
09 Sep 2016 Mendota After Hours: Black Baseball in Minnesota
08 Sep 2016 World War II Round Table: Deception in ETO – Fooling the Enemy
28 Aug 2016 Go-n-seine
27 Aug 2016 Ripe Edibles
26 Aug 2016 I Can Fish: Fishing Friday
20 Aug 2016 World War I Weekend
20 Aug 2016 Archery in the Parks
20 Aug 2016 Dark2Dawn 2016 - Bicycling Through History
14 Aug 2016 Upper Post Walking Tour
08 Aug 2016 Pre-K Days | Bugs and Birds
06 Aug 2016 Soldier One-Day Camp
31 Jul 2016 Skins and Skulls
30 Jul 2016 Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp
30 Jul 2016 Summer Flower Walk
29 Jul 2016 I Can Fish: Fishing Friday
24 Jul 2016 Fishing with Friends
23 Jul 2016 Soldier One-Day Camp
23 Jul 2016 Nature Hike: Summer in the City
17 Jul 2016 Walking with Trees
16 Jul 2016 Pond Study
16 Jul 2016 Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp
15 Jul 2016 Fireflies of Fort Snelling State Park
11 Jul 2016 Pre-K Days | Get Active
09 Jul 2016 Soldier One-Day Camp
09 Jul 2016 Women in the Parks: Nature Hike- Summer in the City
04 Jul 2016 Independence Day Celebration
03 Jul 2016 Exotic Minnesota
03 Jul 2016 Upper Post Murder Mystery Walking Tour
26 Jun 2016 Geocaching through History
25 Jun 2016 Base Camp Backyard Campout
25 Jun 2016 Soldier One-Day Camp
25 Jun 2016 Birds, Books, and Binoculars
20 Jun 2016 Pre-K Days | Plants
18 Jun 2016 Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp
30 May 2016 Military History Living Timeline
28 May 2016 Historic Fort Snelling - Memorial Day Weekend
12 May 2016 WWII Roundtable Potsdam: Agreement to Settle Allied Victory in World War II
30 Apr 2016 Geocaching 101
28 Apr 2016 WWII Roundtable: OSS Maritime Units: the Beginning of the SEALS
24 Apr 2016 Minnesota Snakes
23 Apr 2016 Earth Day Clean Up at Your Park
17 Apr 2016 Nature Hike: Life on the River
16 Apr 2016 Minnesota State Park History
14 Apr 2016 WWII Roundtable: Southern Invasion of France: Operations Dragoon and Anvil


Contact Us:
Office: (651) 300-6597
info@fortsnelling.org

Address:
380 Jackson Street, Suite 287
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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