Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Sat Only 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



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




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Historic Fort Snelling

With a human history more than 10,000 years in the making, the area today known as Fort Snelling means different things to different people.

Explore the past through tours, demonstrations, and conversations that expand the diverse stories of the women, men, and children who crossed paths here—from the Dakota, who call the land Bdote, to other Native American groups who lived and worked here, to enslaved people, immigrants, fur traders, and soldiers.

Limited Engagement Program

We have paused our regular programming to give you the opportunity to participate in a unique new experience.

Then & Now: Labor at the Fort will help you make personal connections between your life today and the ways that people of the past lived and worked at the fort.

You'll engage in activities and conversations facilitated by non-costumed staff as you visit seven key spots around the site. Don’t miss it — this experiential new program wraps up on Oct. 28!

Read more about this program on the Plan a Visit page.


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