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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Special Programs & Exhibits

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Call for availability

Have you ever lost something? Imagine that someone hundreds of years in the future found it. What story do you think this item would tell about who you were and the way you lived? Join us for Beneath the Surface and you’ll see how... more

Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Round Table

Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History 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... more

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

"Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit" Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Then & Now

Sat, May 27, 2017 - Sat, October 28, 2017

View historic photographs of Japanese-Americans during WWII taken by War Relocation Authority photographers—including Dorothea Lange and Tom Parker —juxtaposed with contemporary portraits of the same individuals or their descendants from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. This exhibit... more

History on the Go! Bus Tours

History on the GO! Bus Tours

Wed, September 13, 2017
Thu, September 14, 2017
Wed, September 20, 2017
Thu, September 21, 2017
9:30 AM - 4 PM (each day)
Enjoy a tour of Historic Fort Snelling from the comfort of your own bus! Bring a bus from your community center or adult facility and one of our costumed staff will ride with you during the tour, giving a detailed history of the site as well as... more
"Portrait of Tom Kobayashi at Manzanar", Ansel Adams (1943)

Art, Identity, and Community

Sat, September 23, 2017

2 - 4 pm

Please join Steve Ozone, Wing Young Huie, John Matsunaga, and Leslie Barlow in a discussion moderated by Kerry Morgan where they will talk about their artistic work that focuses on the histories, identities, and experiences of the communities to which they belong. These artists... more

CSI: Fort Snelling

CSI: Fort Snelling

Fri, October 13, 2017
Sat, October 14, 2017
Fri, October 20, 2017
Sat, October 21, 2017

6 - 9 pm (each night)

The Musician's Secret

Come investigate a new mystery around the historic fort. You have just arrived at Fort Snelling in 1827 after a long journey from the failed Selkirk colony in the North. Your arrival takes a sudden turn when you... more
Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance Video Screening

Sat, October 14, 2017

3 - 5 PM

Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more than 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, changed forever. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which set into motion their forced removal from the... more