Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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

Hours

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
 
Sept-Oct:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
 

Admission

  • $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

 

Contact

612-726-1171

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Plan a Visit

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.

Daily Demonstration Schedule

Tuesdays - Saturdays (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

10:00 am - Morning Parade & Flag Raising
10:30 am - Infantry Drill & Musket Firing
11:00 am - Ciphering Lesson
11:30 am - Cannon Drill & Cannon Firing
12:00 pm - Medical Theory
12:30 pm - Infantry Drill & Musket Firing
1:00 pm - Hearth Cooking & Serving
1:30 pm - Cannon Drill & Cannon Firing
2:00 pm - Dred Scott & Citizenship
       (audience participation conversation)
2:30 pm - Infantry Drill & Musket Firing
3:00 pm - Trust & Kinship
       (audience participation conversation)
3:30 pm - Cannon Drill & Cannon Firing
4:00 pm - Science of Surgery
4:30 pm - Retreat Ceremony & Flag Lowering
5:00 pm - Fort closes

Sundays (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

12:00 pm - Morning Parade & Flag Raising
12:30 pm - Infantry Drill & Musket Firing
1:00 pm - Hearth Cooking & Serving
1:30 pm - Cannon Drill & Firing
2:00 pm - Dred Scott & Citizenship
       (audience participatory conversation)
2:30 pm - Infantry Drill & Musket Firing
3:00 pm - Trust & Kinship
       (audience participatory conversation)
3:30 pm - Cannon Drill & Firing
4:00 pm - Science of Surgery
4:30 pm - Retreat Ceremony & Flag Lowering
5:00 pm - Fort closes