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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2018 Jan 18

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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 mid-April through October.


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

Cancelation Policy

  • Tours cancelled less than 2 weeks in advance: $60 fee per scheduled lesson or tour
  • Tours cancelled less than 2 workdays in advance or no-show: Full payment is due

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 10 minutes and spend approximately 90 minutes outdoors touring the site. Please dress for the weather.
  • 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. There are no indoor lunch spaces. Trash is the responsibility of the school.


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 visitor center.
  • Please call ahead to ask questions about access for individuals with limited mobility.
  • Please call ahead for sign-language interpreters.