Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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

Closed for the season except for special events.
 
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 Only 10 am-5 pm

 

Admission

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

 

Contact

612-726-1171

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Squad Room

Squad Room

Typical housing for ordinary 19th-century soldiers. Learn about the challenges of army life in the early 1800s.

History

Built to house two companies (around 80 enlisted men) of the Fifth U.S. Infantry, the barracks had 10 squad rooms and several kitchens in the basement. Enlisted soldiers slept two men to a bunk in the early 19th century, and 11 or 12 men shared each room. Extra rooms were used for storage of company property and to house laundresses and their families in shared quarters. The Stone Barracks housed troops until 1885 when the fort was used as an ordnance depot. The once substantial, but increasingly decrepit, structure was demolished in 1903.

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