Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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

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
 
Sept-Oct:
Sat Only 10 am-5 pm
 

 

Admission

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  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 veterans and active military
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.
  • Free parking

 

Contact

612-726-1171

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Artifacts

Minnesota Air National Guard officer's service cap

Minnesota Air National Guard officer's service cap. Made by tailor J. O. Quale of Fort Snelling, Minnesota circa 1942 and worn by Ray S. Miller of the 109th Aero Squadron.

Folding reed organ

Folding reed organ made by the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont circa 1935. The organ was used as part of a military chaplain's field equipment during World War II. After the war, it was used in programs at the Fort Snelling post hospital.

Fort Snelling commissary card

Identification issued to Major James S. Binder on July 10, 1944. The card authorized Binder to purchase goods from the Fort Snelling post commissary.

Josiah Snelling's boyhood suit

Hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, circa 1787. In that year, Snelling was five years old.

Take Down the Fort t-shirt

Shirt distributed at a Memorial Day weekend rally held on April 29, 2010 to protest the opening of Fort Snelling for the summer season. Manufactured by Gildan Activeware in 2010.

Hardtack fragments

Two pieces of hardtack issued to Joseph Christofk at Fort Snelling, Minnesota in 1898 or 1899. Christofk served with the 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company K during the Spanish-American War.

Loom-woven garters

Pair of heddle-woven beadwork armbands or garters owned by Barbara Ann Adams (nee Schadecker), a Swiss immigrant to Lord Selkirk's colony in Upper Canada (Manitoba) in the early 1820s. Schadecker brought them to Fort Snelling, Minnesota in 1823. The garters are probably Cree or Plains Ojibwe.

Polo ball

Heavily worked polo ball made of hand-carved wood and painted off-white. Carved into the ball are the words "Fort Snelling Polo" and "1930." Fort Snelling was the site of many sporting events during the 1920s and 1930s, when it was referred to as the country club of the army.

Musical therapist's uniform

Dark gray wool U.S. Army uniform, circa 1918. The uniform was worn by a musical therapist enlisted to help rehabilitate wounded men through the performance of musical instruments at Fort Snelling during World War I. The uniform's donor was an accompanist for the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.