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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Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp

Little House in the Big Fort

The world of Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to life in this award-winning camp! Camps are designed around each of the books in the Little House series, and kids try their hands at activities that Laura and other children did in the 1800s. Each camp focuses on four books of the series, and each camp includes a food project, cooking, crafts, music, stories, games described in the books, as well as a one-room schoolhouse experience!
Camps run 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day.

Space is limited to 16 per camp, so be sure to make your reservations today! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. 

$250 per camper / $235 MNHS members

2017 Camp Dates

Little House in the Big Fort I (ages 7-11)
June 13-16 - SOLD OUT
June 27-30 - SOLD OUT
Books covered: Little House in the Big Woods; Little House on the Prairie; Farmer Boy; On the Banks of Plum Creek

Little House in the Big Fort II (ages 7-11)
July 25-28 - SOLD OUT
Books covered: By the Shores of Silver Lake; The Long Winter; Little Town on the Prairie; These Happy Golden Years

Call 651-259-3015 for waiting list options.

Image Gallery

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Helping with chores
Cooking over an open fire and having fun doing it!
Learning how to start the fire and other skills
Campers building a mini-log cabin!
Campers can play historic games, too!