"Living History" School Tours
Spring Tours: April - June
Fall Tours: September - November
Cost: $5 per student/adult ($50 minimum)
Length: Approx. 90 min.
Living History Tours are available every Spring and Fall at Historic Fort Snelling. Tours begin every 10 minutes and last approx. 90 minutes. All tours start at the Visitor Center and continue throughout the historic fort. Students will interact with costumed guides who will engage them in a variety of interactive learning stations around the site. Click the wells at the bottom of the page to learn more about school tours at Historic Fort Snelling.
Make sure to schedule a time for your class to watch the 16-minute film Where the Waters Meet: Stories of Fort Snelling, in the Visitors Center Auditorium either before or after your tour of the historic site. This film will help orient students and provide an overview of the fort's rich and complex history.
Extra time should be allowed during your visit to climb the Round Tower and visit the Guardhouse inside the historic fort, as well as to experience History Under the Floorboards, a multimedia exhibit about archaeology at Fort Snelling located in the fort's Officers' Quarters.
* Tours are also available every Spring and Fall at the Sibley House Historic Site.
NEW - Perspective, Choice and Change
Grade Level: 7-12 (call if interested in bringing other grades)
Program Length: Approx. 90 min.
Schedule Your Visit: Call 612-726-1171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your class to Historic Fort Snelling for a special program for older students which delves into the stories of the people who lived and worked at the fort at different points throughout history.
This program utilizes digitized primary sources, such as oral history interviews, letters, images, videos, and more to help tell the stories of the many people connected with Fort Snelling. Students will be guided through the program by staff who will facilitate historical investigation, group discussion, and collaboration. In addition, students will participate in interactive activities that will help bring to life the experiences of people from Fort Snelling's past.
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- Fort Snelling During WWII
- The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
- Fort Snelling and the Civil War (coming soon)