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Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Mem. Day Weekend - Labor Day:
Tues - Sat
10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm

Sept - Oct
Sat 10 am-5 pm

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


  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and students w/ID
  • $9 active military personnel w/ID
  • $6 children 6-17
  • FREE for children age 5 and under and MNHS members




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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.

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August 2, 2014 - 10am - August 9, 2014 - 1pm

Grab your paddles and explore Minnesota’s past with the Sibley Historic Site and Wilderness Inquiry!

Beneath the Surface. Discover the REAL treasures uncovered by archaeologists digging at Fort Snelling, and explore the fascinating stories they tell! Call 612-726-1171 for info.

The fort played a significant role during and after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. You can learn about this important conflict during your visit and through online resources. Learn more.