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:
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
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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2017 Nov 22

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World War II Round Table

World War II Round Table

The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table meets monthly from Sept.-May at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitors Center. Authors, noted historians, and WWII veterans come together to discuss the history of the conflict and share the stories of those who lived through it. The Roundtable also organizes Spring trips to tour historic sites and battlefields of the European theater.

Programs start @ 7 pm.

$5 donation (suggested)
FREE for students 

2017 Schedule

Oct 12 - The First Invasion: 75th Anniversary of Operation Torch
Vincent O'Hara, author of Torch, and Tim Brady, author of His Father's Son, will discuss the politics and naval and ground operations in the most complicated landing operation in the early period of WWII. Veterans will join the discussion to share their wartime experiences.
Nov 9 - POWs of Japan: Palawan
Stephen L. Moore, author of As Good as Dead, will discuss the often overlooked POW camp that held several veterans from Minnesota.
Dec 14 - Victory in the Battle of the Bulge
Martin King and Michael Collins, authors of Voices of the Bulge, as well as veterans of the battle, will explore the story of the largest land battle in European history.

2018 Schedule

Jan 11 - What Really Happened at Stalingrad
Jonathan House, author of Stalingrad, will describe the savage battle between the Nazi ans Soviet forces which became a turning point in the war on the Eastern Front. Veterans of the Red Army will be on-hand to share their wartime experiences.
Feb 8 - The Berlin Airlift: 70th Anniversary of the First Allied Victory of the Cold War
Roger G. Miller, author of American Airpower Strategy in WWII, along with veterans who participated in the air operations, will explore the story of Stalin's attempt to starve out a city devastated by war and struggling to rebuild.
March 8 - American Airpower in WWII
Conrad C. Crane, author of American Airpower Strategy in WWII, and veterans of air operations, will describe the strategy and personal experiences that contributed to Allied victory in the skies.
April 12 - The Greatest Field Commander: Lucian Truscott
Harvey Ferguson, author of The Last Cavalryman, along with veterans of Truscott's command, will reveal what happened in Italy and France while serving under a officer often rated as the greatest field commander of the war.
May 10 - To Save the Victory After Defeat
Benn Steil, author of The Marshall Plan, along with veterans of the post-war occupation of Europe, will highlight the great success that sealed Allied victory in Europe, leading to the establishment of NATO and the European Union.



Contact Don Patton (612-867-5144)

c/o Colonel Don Patton (Retired - U.S. Army)
7220 Fleetwood Drive
Edina, MN 55439