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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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Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps


The Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums is a volunteer musical ensemble dedicated to representing the fort’s long history through music. The corps performs concerts and field shows in the fort on selected Saturdays from late May through mid-August. The corps also performs in concerts and parades in the Twin Cities area. Our goal is to gain a national reputation by performing throughout Minnesota and participating in fife-and-drum musters and clinics across the country.

Founded in 1971 when the historic site opened, the Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums took a hiatus after only a few years. Music duties at the fort were handled by the interpretive staff, but their performance opportunities were limited. The full corps was revived in 2014 using staff musicians and student volunteers. The musical repertoire now spans from the Revolutionary War through World War II, the years when Fort Snelling was an active post of the United States Army.

Performance Schedule

The 2016 performance schedule will be published in March. Check back for dates and times.

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Contact Ron Grogg, Historic Fort Snelling
Ron.Grogg@mnhs.org / 651-259-3186


Some photos courtesy of Cavitt Productions.