Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


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
Sat 10 am-5 pm


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID and their family
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free parking




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2016 Feb 13

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"Fort Kids" Program

Fort Kids program

Bring your school-age care groups this summer and participate in a History Hunt scavenger hunt around the fort! Participants receive a History Hunt sheet leading them on a journey of hands-on discovery, exploration and fun! Each sheet asks students to seek out and correctly identify historic objects hidden somewhere around the fort.

Completing the activity will earn everyone in your group a special Fort Kids button. While your group is there, make sure to join in in the hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day. Stay as long as you like!

  • Fee - $6 per student
  • Pre-registration suggested (register here)
  • Available Tues - Fri (except holidays
    June 14 - Aug 19
    10 AM - 5 PM
  • FREE parking and picnic areas
  • NEW scavenger hunt items
  • Each student receives a prize

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