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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2017 Sep 23

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Field Trip Scheduling


Reservations are required for field trips. We recommend you contact us well in advance if you have specific dates you would like for your visit.

School Tour Season

Historic Fort Snelling is open for reserved field trips from April - early November.


  • $6 per student
  • Teachers FREE
  • One free adult per 10 students

Cancelation Policy

Tours cancelled less than 2 business days in advance will be billed for 50% of the total tour fee based on the group size(s).

Group Size

  • Groups of all sizes are welcome. Larger groups can be subdivided into smaller classroom-size groups.
  • Tours may include the option of watching the short film Where the Waters Meet: Stories of Fort Snelling in the Visitor Center auditorium.
  • Groups will begin their tour at the fort's Front Gate every ten minutes and spend approximately 90 minutes outdoors touring the site. Please dress for the weather. For a preview of our school program, please visit Field Trip Highlights.
  • Time required to complete the program increases proportionately with the number of classes scheduled.

Lunch Facilities

Fort Snelling has several outdoor areas for groups to eat lunch, including a large picnic area on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. In inclement weather, groups may eat inside on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are asked to place their trash in the appropriate receptacles.


Directions to Historic Fort Snelling.


  • The historic site is accessible to visitors with limited mobility, but some buildings and areas that are not easily accessible to individuals in wheelchairs or strollers. There are gravel paths inside the fort.
  • The fort is a 5-minute walk from the Visitors Center.
  • Please call ahead to ask questions about access for individuals with limited mobility.
  • Please call ahead for sign-language interpreters.