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 24


Military History Living Timeline

Military History 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 demonstrations. See large-scale military demonstrations throughout the day, play children’s games, and explore Minnesota’s oldest military post.

Veterans receive FREE admission on Memorial Day

2014 Schedule of Events
10 am - Fort opens
10:15 - Morning Parade Ceremony / Flag Raising
11 am - Infantry Drill / Musket Firing
11:30 am - Rounders Game
12 pm - Military Timeline Presentation / Weapons Firing
12:30 pm - Fife & Drum Performance
1 pm - Cannon Drill / Firing
1:30 pm - Rounders Game
2 pm - Infantry Drill / Musket Firing
2:30 pm - 1800s Dancing
3 pm - Military Timeline Presentation / Weapons Firing
3:30 pm - Fife & Drum Performance
4 pm - Cannon Drill / Firing
4:30 pm - Retreat Parade Ceremony / Flag Lowering
5 pm - Fort closes
*Schedule subject to change at management's discretion.

Image Gallery

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U.S. soldier from the Revolutionary War
U.S. soldiers and sailor from the War of 1812
U.S. (left) and Mexican (right) soldiers from the U.S.-Mexican War
U.S. (left) and Confederate (right) soldiers from the Civil War
U.S. soldier from the Punitive Expedition to Mexico in 1916-1917
U.S. soldier from World War I
U.S. Marine (left) and Army (right) soldiers from World War II
U.S. soldier from the Vietnam War
U.S. soldiers from the 2000s
U.S. soldiers from 1820s marching