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Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Sept - Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

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


  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID and their family
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members
  • Free parking




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"Fort Kids" Program

Fort Kids program

Bring your school-age care groups to Historic Fort Snelling this summer and participate in a History Hunt in order to become members of the Fort Snelling Kids Club. Each group receives a History Hunt sheet leading them on a journey of hands-on discovery, exploration and fun! Each sheet asks kids to seek out and correctly identify historical objects hidden somewhere within the fort.

Completing the History Hunt activity will earn everyone in your group a Fort Kids button. While your group is there, make sure to participate in all the hands-on interactive activities and watch our living history demonstrations throughout the day.

Registration is recommended but not required.

  • Groups of any size are welcome.
  • $6 per person
  • Available from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day - not available during special events.
  • For more information call 612-726-1171 or email ftsnelling@mnhs.org

Image Gallery

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Learning about soldiers's families in the Married Quarters
Trying out laundry, 1800s-style
Preparing to march with the soldiers
Exploring the kitchen and helping to prepare the daily meal.
Learning about Dakota history and culture