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Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Sept - Oct:
Sat 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


  • $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




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2015 Oct 13

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Plan a Visit

Historic Fort Snelling is currently open on Saturdays in September and October.

Overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Fort Snelling was once the furthest outpost of the U.S. military. Today, guests can learn about the lives of the people who lived in and around the fort in the early 1800s, as well as the important role the site has played in Minnesota history. Stop in the Visitors Center to watch a short orientation film, and take a short walk to the restored historic fort to step back in time to the early 1800s. Costumed staff share the fort's history through conversation, demonstrations and lots of interactive activities.

Fall Saturdays Schedule

10 am - Open/Morning Parade (Flag Pole)
10:30 am - Infantry Drill (Officers' Quarters Porch)
11 am - Ciphering Lesson (Schoolhouse)
11:30 am - Cannon Firing (Parade Ground)
Noon - Medical Theory (Hospital Wardroom)
12:30 pm - Infantry Drill (Officers' Quarters Porch)
1 pm - Hearth Cooking (Commanding Officer's House)
1:30 pm - Cannon Firing (Parade Ground)
2 pm - Spelling Lesson (Schoolhouse)
2:30 pm - Infantry Drill (Officers' Quarters Porch)
3 pm - Science of Surgery (Hospital Wardroom)
3:30 pm - Cannon Firing (Parade Ground)
4 pm - Manners & Ettiquette (Commanding Officer's House)
4:30 pm - Retreat (Parade Ground)
5 pm - Close

Take an interactive map tour of the historic fort.