Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Sat Only 10 am-5 pm
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



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

Larry Bond Author Talk

Larry Bond Author Talk

10 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy an illustrated talk and Q&A with Larry Bond, author of The Mighty Fallen: Our Nation's Greatest War Memorials. Bond will share insights about the power of memory, the importance of our monuments, and the ways we immortalize people and events. 

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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

CSI: Fort Snelling

CSI: Fort Snelling

Fri, October 13, 2017
Sat, October 14, 2017
Fri, October 20, 2017
Sat, October 21, 2017

6 - 9 pm (each night)

The Musician's Secret

Come investigate a new mystery around the historic fort. You have just arrived at Fort Snelling in 1827 after a long journey from the failed Selkirk colony in the North. Your arrival takes a sudden turn when you... more
Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance Video Screening

Sat, October 14, 2017

3 - 5 PM

Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more than 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, changed forever. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which set into motion their forced removal from the... more