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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




2015 Mar 30

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Special Events

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

Military History Timeline

Military History Living Timeline

Mon, May 25, 2015

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... more

WWII Weekend

World War II Weekend

Sat, June 20, 2015 - Sun, June 21, 2015

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

A USO show, swing dance instruction, and a recreated Allied military encampment help bring the 1940s to life as visitors explore World War II and Minnesota’s role on battlefields and at home. Visit with costumed staff, view period displays, listen to radio... more

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

Sat, July 4, 2015

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... more

"Home Sweet Home": Civil War Weekend - 1865

Civil War Weekend: Coming Home

Sat, August 15, 2015 - Sun, August 16, 2015

10 am - 5 pm (both days)

As the Civil War drew to a close in late spring 1865, many of Minnesota’s veterans began the long trek home. Units returned to St. Paul via the Mississippi River, then reported to Fort Snelling where they awaited mustering out of federal service. This special... more
World War I Weekend

World War I Weekend

Sat, September 5, 2015 - Mon, September 7, 2015

10 am - 5 pm (each day)

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One at Historic Fort Snelling over Labor Day Weekend. The "Great War" - as WWI was called - had raged for three years before the U.S. entered the conflict in 1917. America's participation tipped the balance in... more