Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Sat Only 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



Get Tickets
  • $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




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2017 Sep 21

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Archaeology For Kids One-Day Camp

Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp

Grab your trowels and get ready for an exciting day at Historic Fort Snelling as you participate in an archaeological dig! Campers will spend the day with real archaeologists and historians who will help them learn how to do archaeological work, everything from research, to digging and sifting at a recreated dig site, to working with real scientific equipment in an actual lab! Camp runs from 10 am - 4 pm.

Space is limited to 10 per camp, so be sure to make your reservations today! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. (Ages 10-14 )

$65 per camper / $60 MNHS members

2017 Camp Dates

June 17
July 15
July 29

Call 651-259-3015 for waiting list options.

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Campers will work as a team to excavate a small dig site.
Campers survey the dig site in preparation for digging.
Uncovering and recording historic objects.
Campers work the sifter to separate artifacts from dirt.
Back in the lab, campers analyze their finds.