Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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




  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and students w/ID
  • $9 active military personnel w/ID
  • $6 children 6-17
  • FREE for children age 5 and under and MNHS members


Mem. Day - Labor Day:
Tues - Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm

Sept - Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm

*Open on Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day
10 am-5 pm

Special event hours/fees may vary. Hours and fees subject to change.

2014 Apr 23


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)

The 1940s come to life this weekend at Historic Fort Snelling! Thousands of Minnesotans joined the military at Fort Snelling during World War II, and this special event explores the stories of Minnesota's Greatest Generation.  Visit with costumed staff and reenactors to learn... 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

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

World War I Weekend

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

10 am - 5 pm (both 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 there... more
Civil War Education Day

Civil War Education Day

Part of Education Days

Fri, October 17, 2014

10 am - 4 pm

Spend the day off from school with Historic Fort Snelling and explore the fascinating story of Minnesota and the Civil War! Fort Snelling closed in 1858, but the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 spurred thousands of Minnesotans to join the Union cause.  The Fort reopened and became the entry... more