Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


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
Sat 10 am-5 pm


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID and their family
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free parking




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Historic Fort Snelling

A National Historic Landmark

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.

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  • Featured
  • Fife & Drum
  • 1862 at the Fort
Detour: Due to construction on MN Hwy 5, visitors from St. Paul should follow Hwy 5 to Post Road exit (past MSP airport). Turn left and go over the highway, take Hwy 5 back towards St. Paul and merge onto Hwy 55 west. Immediately take Bloomington Rd exit to Historic Fort Snelling. Please check MN Dept. of Transportation for updates. 
May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Michael Neiberg explores the conference in Potsdam and its influence on the end of WWII.

Our Youth Fife & Drum Corps is looking for a few good musicians! Students are encouraged to join the 2016 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.

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