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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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.

Historic Fort Snelling Tours

Aug 23 - Oct 29, 2016

  • Aug 23-Sept 5: Tues - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM / Sun: 12 - 5 PM / Closed Mondays
  • Sep 10 - Oct 29 (Sat only): 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Tours start every 15 min
  • Last tour starts at 3:30 PM
  • No reservation needed!
To many people America is a land of opportunity, where people could become anything they want to through hard work. To others, lack of privilege and opportunity are roadblocks to a prosperous future. Explore these and other issues as you tour the fort and learn about the different people who labored at the post in the early 1800s.
Costumed staff will engage you in activities, demonstrations and conversation as you learn about the challenges and opportunities these people faced, some unique to their time and place in the past, while other are still familiar today.
In addition to your tour, allow extra time to watch a short film, Where the Waters Meet: Stories of Fort Snelling, at the Visitors Center. Also, make sure to climb the Round Tower and visit the Guardhouse while inside the fort.