Upcoming events

    • 27 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

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    On Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling, explore the grounds, visit with costumed interpreters and engage with the many stories that make up the site's history. Learn about American Indian history and the fort's role in U.S. expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, including Dred and Harriet Scott whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War. Watch demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing and more. Join in historic games on the parade grounds, and kids can try out the History Scavenger Hunt and earn a Fort Kids button.

    Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks and talk with costumed staff representing different eras of U.S. military history. On Saturday, staff will present stories about U.S. expansion during the 1800s. On Sunday, the focus will be on the 20th century and the growth of the U.S. into a global power. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the parade ground, with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.


    • 27 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 28 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

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    Take a two-hour walking tour with a Fort Snelling Foundation guide who will share the story of the famed horse Whiskey, who lived at the fort during the 1920s and 1930s.

    This tour will cover some rough terrain and is not appropriate for young children.

    Note: This tour begins at the headquarters building (clock tower) across from the ball fields on the corner of Taylor and Colville Avenues. The headquarters building is a quarter mile from the Fort Snelling light rail station.


    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 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


    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

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    Become a history investigator and find out that there's more to history than meets the eye at Historic Fort Snelling. Try to answer questions like: Who was here before and what happened? Why would a blacksmith make a soft nail? How can an officer own another person? Why is the baker's arm in the oven? How does time stretch in the summer and shrink in the winter?

    At this camp, kids can delve beneath the surface to investigate the reasons things are the way they are, how they came to be and the effects they have on us today. This camp is for ages 9-14. 

    Cancellations accepted until 3 weeks before camp's start for exchange/refund, minus a 20% processing fee. 


    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • northern star bsa basecamp
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    Take a two-hour walking tour with a Fort Snelling Foundation guide and learn about Fort Snelling during World War II. This tour will cover some rough terrain and is not appropriate for young children.

    Note: This tour begins at the headquarters building (clock tower) across from the ball fields on the corner of Taylor and Colville Avenues. The headquarters building is a quarter mile from the Fort Snelling light rail station.


    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • northern star bsa basecamp

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    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

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    Grab a trowel and get ready for an archeological dig! Campers will spend the day with trained staff who will help them do archaeological work, including research, digging and sifting at a recreated dig site and working with scientific equipment in a lab.

    This camp is for ages 10-14, and space is limited to 10. Cancellations accepted until 3 weeks before camp's start for exchange/refund, minus a 20% processing fee. 


    • 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.

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

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    Become a history investigator and find out that there's more to history than meets the eye at Historic Fort Snelling. Try to answer questions like: Who was here before and what happened? Why would a blacksmith make a soft nail? How can an officer own another person? Why is the baker's arm in the oven? How does time stretch in the summer and shrink in the winter?

    At this camp, kids can delve beneath the surface to investigate the reasons things are the way they are, how they came to be and the effects they have on us today. This camp is for ages 9-14. 

    Cancellations accepted until 3 weeks before camp's start for exchange/refund, minus a 20% processing fee. 


    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Fort Snelling State Park

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    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

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    Take a two-hour walking tour with a Fort Snelling Foundation guide and learn about the real-life mystery of a young woman's murder at Fort Snelling in 1940. This tour will cover some rough terrain and is not appropriate for young children.

    Note: This tour begins at the headquarters building (clock tower) across from the ball fields on the corner of Taylor and Colville Avenues. The headquarters building is a quarter mile from the Fort Snelling light rail station.


    • 04 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Historic Fort Snelling

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    Celebrate the United States' birthday at Historic Fort Snelling and explore the history of freedom in 19th century America. Just like in the 1800s, hear cannon and muskets salutes, watch a military dress parade, listen to fife and drum music and attend a mock battle.

    But not all Americans viewed Independence Day this way 200 years ago. Visit interactive learning stations around the fort and learn about the struggles for freedom and independence for several different groups of Americans—such as enslaved people, American Indians and women—while exploring the question "What does freedom mean today?"


Past events

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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