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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These maps from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections offer views of Fort Snelling as it appeared between 1823 and 1893.

Topographical sketch of Fort St. Anthony

Topographical sketch of Fort St. Anthony (later renamed Fort Snelling) drawn in 1823 by Sergeant Joseph E. Heckle with marginal notes by Major Josiah H. Vose, Fifth Regiment, U.S. Infantry.

Map of the Fort Snelling military reserve, 1839

Map of the Fort Snelling military reserve as surveyed by Lieutenant James L. Thompson in October and November of 1839.

Map of the city of Fort Snelling

Map showing the city Franklin Steele planned to build (but never completed) on the Fort Snelling military reservation in 1857. Steele had purchased the reservation from the United States government earlier in the same year.

Sketch of the Fort Snelling area, 1835

Map of the Fort Snelling area from Little Crow's village to Lake Harriet. Drawn by Lawrence Taliaferro in 1835.

Map of the Fort Snelling reservation, 1885-93

Map of the Fort Snelling military reservation. Probably created in 1885 and edited in 1893 to reflect renovations, demolitions and additions made by that year.