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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


  • $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




2014 Oct 1

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Special Events

These are signature events offered each year. For a current listing of all events visit the online calendar.

Opening Weekend

Opening Weekend

Sat, May 24, 2014 - Sun, May 25, 2014

Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sun 12 - 5 pm

Come on out for the opening weekend of the 2014 season! Explore the site, visit with costumed interpreters, and learn about life in early Minnesota. Kids can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt program and earn a special Fort Kid’s... more

Military History Timeline

Military History Living Timeline

Mon, May 26, 2014

10 am – 5 pm

Travel through the past with a special living timeline of military life through history during this special day honoring America’s soldiers.  Costumed staff and reenactors will interpret different eras of military history through uniform and equipment displays as well as weapons... more

WWII reenactors

World War II Weekend

Sat, June 21, 2014 - Sun, June 22, 2014

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

A USO show featuring the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry band, swing dance instruction and a recreated Allied encampment help bring the 1940s to life as visitors explore World War II and Minnesota’s role on battlefields and at home. Guests can visit with costumed staff, view... more

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

Fri, July 4, 2014

10 am - 5 pm

Spend the day celebrating our nation’s independence just like during the 1800s! Hear the roar of cannon salutes, watch military dress parades, listen to fife and drum music, participate in family-friendly activities, and so much more! As part of exploring the history of freedom in America,... more

Civil War Weekend: 1864

Civil War Weekend: 1864

Sat, August 16, 2014 - Sun, August 17, 2014

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

Transport yourself back to the year 1864 and explore Fort Snelling's Civil War history! In this special Civil War Sesquicentennial event, you can tour the fort and... more

Minnesota and the First World War

Minnesota & the First World War

Sat, August 30, 2014 - Mon, September 1, 2014

10 am - 5 pm (all three days)

Spend Labor Day Weekend with us at Historic Fort Snelling and experience our newest special event focusing on Minnesota's role in the "Great War". When the US joined WWI in 1917 Fort Snelling was mobilized to support thousands of recruits preparing to head "over... more