Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

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


Closed for the season except for special events.
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tuesday: 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-5 pm
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: Noon-5 pm
Monday: Closed
Open Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
Sat Only 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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Watercolor by John Caspar Wild, 1844

Watercolor on paper by John Caspar Wild depicting Pike Island and Fort Snelling as seen from Mendota.

Watercolor by George F. Fuller, 1853

Watercolor on paper by George F. Fuller depicting the interior of Fort Snelling as it appeared in 1853. Visible buildings include the Round Tower, magazine, well, sutler's store room (previously a schoolhouse and chapel) and hospital.

Lithograph by an unknown artist, 1830

Lithograph on paper by an unknown artist depicting Fort Snelling as seen from Mendota.

Portrait of Lawrence Taliaferro

Oil on canvas portrait by an unknown painter of Fort Snelling Indian Agent Lawrence Taliaferro in formal dress. The fort's officers' quarters are visible within the bent crook of Taliaferro's left arm. The Indian Agency is depicted to his right, while tipis at his lower right represent Mendota.

Henry Lewis painting, 1850

Oil on canvas painting by Henry Lewis of Fort Snelling and Pike Island as seen from Mendota.

Portrait of Josiah Snelling, circa 1818

Oil on canvas portrait of Colonel Josiah Snelling by an unknown artist. Snelling served as commanding officer of Fort St. Anthony (later renamed Fort Snelling in his honor) from 1820-1827.

Painting of Fort Snelling, 1851

Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling by an unknown artist. Pike Island, Mendota and the junction of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are visible in the background.

Painting by Alexis Jean Fournier, 1888

Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling's Round Tower at night by Alexis Jean Fournier.


Seth Eastman