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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 Feb 25

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World War II Weekend

WWII 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 broadcasts about war news, and watch weapon firing demonstrations during this special weekend devoted to Minnesota's Greatest Generation. Thousands of Minnesotans joined the military at Fort Snelling during the war, and the fort was their introduction to military life.

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See original WWII weapons and equipment displays.
Why not test your skills with a run through our WWII-style obstacle course?
Enjoy a WWII-style USO show, just like the troops did!
Visit a recreated WWII medical aid station.
Join in a game of baseball (one of the soldiers' favorite pastimes)!
Learn about how rationing affected Minnesotans on the home front.
Staff and reenactor in formation for the flag-lowering ceremony.
See vintage WWII vehicles from the Commemorative Air Force collection.
Take part in a 1940s-style radio broadcast!
Guests can kick up your heels during the swing dancing lessons!