Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo

Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

Mailing Address:
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111


Sept - Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

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

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


  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID and their family
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members
  • Free parking




Connect with Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling on Twitter Historic Fort Snelling on Facebook Minnesota History Center on Flickr

Historic Fort Snelling

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 is a National Historic Landmark.

  • Featured
  • Fife & Drum Corps
  • 1862 at the Fort
  • Reviews
October 9, 2015 - 6pm - October 24, 2015 - 9pm

On Friday & Saturday nights explore the fort and solve a "murder mystery", then enjoy a drink in a historic tavern!

Our Youth Fife & Drum Corps is looking for a few good musicians! Students are encouraged to join the 2015 corps. Apply today and make music history.

The fort played a significant role during and after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Learn about this important time during your visit and online.

Congratulations to Historic Fort Snelling for earning a 2014 Minneapolis Happenings Award for "Best Family Outing" by Minneapolis Happenings Magazine

History Matters

Take Action
Help create a new era for Historic Fort Snelling, where its many stories will be told in preserved historic buildings amid restored natural beauty.