Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

Mailing Address:
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
Directions - Note detour


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


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID and their family
  • $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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2016 Aug 25

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Fort Snelling Upper Post Tours

Fort Snelling Upper Post Tours

Sun, August 14, 2016

Tour program offered by the Friends of Fort Snelling volunteer organization.

During WWII, over 300,000 members of Minnesota’s "Greatest Generation" began their military careers at Fort Snelling. They were introduced to military life, were tested and assigned to units, and finally sent on to training bases around the country. Military police and railroad engineers, as well as translators of the Military Intelligence Service Language School received their specialized training at Fort Snelling.

Friends of Fort Snelling tours take about 2 hours and cover various aspects of Fort Snelling's 20th century history, including officers' row and administrative areas (walking and architectural tours), as well as the stables and warehouse district (biking tours).

Walking Tour
Sun, Aug 14
This is a walking tour and will cover rough terrain. For those that want to take the light rail to the tour, Headquarters building is just a quarter mile from the Fort Snelling Light Rail Station on the blue line. 
Tour will take about 2 hours and will cover officers' row, the barracks, administrative buildings, and drill fields along Taylor Avenue. 
Tours start at 9 AM in front of the HQ building (with the clock tower) unless otherwise listed. 
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water!
Admission is FREE to the public. No reservations needed!
Call 651.964.9682 or email president@fortsnelling.org
This program is put on by the Friends of Fort Snelling, a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Fort Snelling area.


To learn more about the Upper Post and current preservation efforts, please visit http://www.upperpost.org/index.html

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Friends of Fort Snelling
Guests led behind the fence to explore some surviving buildings.
The headquarters building.
Historians and architects lead tours about different aspects of the post.
Fort Snelling Upper Post Tours
Knowledgeable volunteer tour guides help bring the fort's WWII history to life.
Officers' Row
Using the buildings, costumed guides explain the fort's role during WWII.
Tours are a great opportunity for teachers and students, as well as families.
Surviving members of "Merrill's Marauders" received a VIP tour in 2013