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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Field Trips

Overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, Fort Snelling was once the farthest outpost of the U.S. military.

Today, students learn about Fort Snelling's role in Minnesota history, and about the people who lived in and around the fort during the early 1800s. 

Field Trip Options

Historic Fort Snelling Tour

During this 90-minute program, costumed guides engage students with interactive activities, demonstrations and conversation about different aspects of life during the early 1800s. The tour includes the story of Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved couple who lived at the fort and later sued for their freedom. Students are also introduced to the complex relations between American Indian nations and the U.S. government. Allow extra time to watch a short film in the visitor center and to climb the Round Tower.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Length: 90 minutes + Cost: $6 per student

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Cost

$6 per student
Teachers FREE
One free adult per 10 students

Details

  • Length: 1.5 - 3 hours
  • Free bus parking

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