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 Only 10 am-5 pm



Get Tickets
  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 veterans and active military
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.
  • Free parking




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Special Programs & Exhibits

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

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Have you ever lost something? Imagine that someone hundreds of years in the future found it. What story do you think this item would tell about who you were and the way you lived? Join us for Beneath the Surface and you’ll see how... more

Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table

Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table

The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table meets monthly from Sept.-May at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitors Center. Authors, noted historians, and WWII veterans come together to discuss the history of the conflict and share the stories of those who lived... more

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces

Sat, May 27, 2017 - Sat, August 12, 2017

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces tells the remarkable history of the brave American Indian and Alaska Native men and women who have served in the United States military. Native peoples have participated in every major US military encounter from the... more

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

"Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit" Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Then & Now

Sat, May 27, 2017 - Sat, October 28, 2017

View historic photographs of Japanese-Americans during WWII taken by War Relocation Authority photographers—including Dorothea Lange and Tom Parker —juxtaposed with contemporary portraits of the same individuals or their descendants from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. This exhibit... more

Melanie DeMore VocalEssence WITNESS Conversations

Minnesota, Place of Refuge

Tue, July 11, 2017
6 - 8 PM

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place or an idea? Is it private or shared with others? Minnesota has been a place of refuge for many people looking for a home and new life throughout its history. Join us as we explore the notion of home, past and present, and how... more

A Day at the Movies

A Day at the Movies

Sat, July 15, 2017

3 - 5 PM

Join us for a special screening of several docudramas by Full Spectrum Films. The films explore the stories of the Japanese American families as they experience prejudice and confinement on American soil during World War II.

The films include The Orange Story,... more

Fort Snelling Conversations: Liberty vs. Security

Fort Snelling Conversations: Liberty vs. Security

Thu, July 20, 2017
6 - 8 PM
What would you be willing to give up so that others might be safe? Your home? Your business? Your freedom? During WWII, many Japanese Americans weren't given an option as they were forced to abandon their property and jobs for fear of possible collaboration... more
History on the Go! Bus Tours

History on the GO! Bus Tours

Wed, September 13, 2017
Thu, September 14, 2017
Wed, September 20, 2017
Thu, September 21, 2017
9:30 AM - 4 PM (each day)
Enjoy a tour of Historic Fort Snelling from the comfort of your own bus! Bring a bus from your community center or adult facility and one of our costumed staff will ride with you during the tour, giving a detailed history of the site as well as... more