Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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




  • $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


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

Sept - Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

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

Special event hours/fees may vary. Hours and fees subject to change.

2014 Apr 18



These maps from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections offer views of Fort Snelling as it appeared between 1823 and 1893.

Topographical sketch of Fort St. Anthony

Topographical sketch of Fort St. Anthony (later renamed Fort Snelling) drawn in 1823 by Sergeant Joseph E. Heckle with marginal notes by Major Josiah H. Vose, Fifth Regiment, U.S. Infantry.

Map of the Fort Snelling military reserve, 1839

Map of the Fort Snelling military reserve as surveyed by Lieutenant James L. Thompson in October and November of 1839.

Map of the city of Fort Snelling

Map showing the city Franklin Steele planned to build (but never completed) on the Fort Snelling military reservation in 1857. Steele had purchased the reservation from the United States government earlier in the same year.

Sketch of the Fort Snelling area, 1835

Map of the Fort Snelling area from Little Crow's village to Lake Harriet. Drawn by Lawrence Taliaferro in 1835.

Map of the Fort Snelling reservation, 1885-93

Map of the Fort Snelling military reservation. Probably created in 1885 and edited in 1893 to reflect renovations, demolitions and additions made by that year.