Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

Mailing Address:
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
Directions - Note detour


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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"Fort Kids" Program

Fort Kids program

Don't miss FORT TECH this summer!

Computers, TVs, iPhones, cars...none of these things existed in the early 1800s. How did people do their work and entertain themselves? Come find out this summer during our Fort Kids program at Historic Fort Snelling!
Designed for school-age care groups, this program takes groups on a scavenger hunt around the historic fort looking for technology from nearly 200 years ago. Our costumed staff will assist kids in finding the items, figure out what they do and why they're important, and help them connect the past with their lives today. Come learn how people in the early 1800s thought of themselves as being on the cutting edge of technology, just as we do today!
  • Fee - $6 per student
  • 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