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



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  • $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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Summary Court record, case #39

This form documents the court case of Charles E. Mitchell, a private in the 28th Infantry stationed at Fort Snelling in 1906. It records the charge against Mitchell (disobeying a sergeant); the verdict (guilty); and the sentence (hard labor and the forfeiture of $10.00 of Mitchell's pay).

Indian Agency Records, 1820-1829

Journal kept by St. Peters (later Fort Snelling) Indian Agent Lawrence Taliaferro during the 1820s. Includes copies of letters sent by Taliaferro to Colonel Henry Leavenworth, Jean Baptiste Faribault, General William Clark, Alexis Bailly and the United States Department of War.

Letter to the editor of the St. Paul Pioneer

This letter to the editor of the St. Paul Pioneer, dated March 7, 1863 and written by an author identified as R. (possibly Stephen Riggs), addresses the role of "friendly" Indians and "half-breeds" in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, at subsequent trails, and at the internment camp at Fort Snelling.

Minneapolis Star-Journal article, 1940

Newspaper article from the Minneapolis Star-Journal dated June 15, 1940 and titled, "Round Tower Dedicated as Shrine, Museum, Monument." The author is unknown. It describes the historic significance of Fort Snelling and reports on events related to the opening of the Round Tower museum.

Return of Company F, 6th Rgt of MN Volunteers

This form, dated March 31, 1863, lists the number of people assigned to Company F of the Sixth Regiment of Minnesota Infantry Volunteers in March of 1863, including those men arrested, discharged, on extra duty and missing.

Letter from George Gibson to Nathan Clark

In a letter dated July 30, 1822, Colonel George Gibson (Commissary General of Subsistence) asks Lieutenant Nathan Clark (Assistant Quartermaster) to send him a list of supplies needed at Fort Snelling.

Letter to the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce

In a letter dated December 10, 1900, John Espy, A.S. Tallmadge and J.B. Doran make recommendations for enlarging and renovating Fort Snelling in order to transform the garrison into "a first class fort."

Josiah Snelling journal and correspondence

This journal documents events in the life of Colonel Josiah Snelling, commanding officer at Fort Snelling from 1821-1827. The majority of the journal's entries date to the spring and summer of 1827. They are supplemented by transcribed letters, memoranda, personal notes and ledgers of debts.


Civil War Letters