Historic Fort Snelling

Many voices, many stories, one place

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Hours

April 9 – June 9, 2023  
Visitor center open, historic fort open for guided tours.

Monday: Closed  
Tuesday: Closed  
Wednesday: Closed  
Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm  
Friday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm  
Saturday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm  
Sunday: Closed

Accessibility

All hours

Admission

Adults: $12 
Seniors: (65+) $10 
College students (with ID): $10 
Active military: $10
Children ages 5-17: $8 
Children age 4 and under: Free 
MNHS members: Free 
Native Americans + up to 5 family members: Free (on-site only) 
Veterans + up to 5 family members: Free (on-site only)

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Getting here

200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111

Daily parking fee is $6. MNHS Members receive a $2 discount during open site hours (discount validation available inside visitor center at info desk only).

Map and directions

A new vision for Historic Fort Snelling

After more than two years of rehabilitation and improvements, the Minnesota Historical Society is excited to welcome back visitors to Historic Fort Snelling.

Explore the new Plank Museum & Visitor Center inside a rehabilitated 1904 cavalry barracks and experience expanded outdoor learning opportunities with stunning river overlooks, paved pathways, native plantings, enhanced interpretive spaces, and places to reflect.

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What to see and do

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Begin your Historic Fort Snelling visit at the Plank Museum & Visitor Center.

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Find out what you can see, do, and experience every day at and around the historic fort.

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Learn stories of the military fort and its surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers, enslaved people, and immigrants.

Upcoming events

Walking tour.

June 15, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30pm

$20/MNHS members save 20%

Historic Fort Snelling.

June 17, 2023, 9 - 10:30am

$20

"Our Hallowed Ground" book.

June 24, 2023, 1 - 2pm

Regular site admission