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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U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 is a significant event in the history and development of the state of Minnesota and in the history of the Dakota people and the United States.

During your visit look for the following opportunities to learn more about the war:

  • At the Officers' Quarters you can learn about the relationships between different groups of people and the land, and how some of these resulted in conflict between communities.
  • Look for signage describing key 1862 events near the spots where they happened.
  • The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 website contains an extensive collection of primary sources, oral histories, introductory videos and interactive maps.

U.S. Dakota War website screenshot

It has been over 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a disastrous time in Minnesota history. The war had a profound impact in shaping Minnesota as we know it today. The U.S.-Dakota War website is a resource for learning about the war, its causes, and its far-reaching consequences.

See related U.S. Dakota War website.