Historic Fort Snelling

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Rates

  • $12 adults; $10 seniors and college students w/ID; $10 active military w/ID and their family; $6 children ages 5-17; Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members

Open

    • May 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017

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Directions

  • Next to Fort Snelling State Park. Off the Fort Snelling exits on MN Hwys. 5 & 55. GPS: 44.8936, -93.1869

Other Date Information

  • Memorial Day Weekend -Labor Day: open Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm; Sun 12-5 pm. Open Sat 10 am-5 pm in September and October. Please call ahead for field trip or other group reservations.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • African American Heritage
  • Native American Heritage

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Events

  1. Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    Hwys 5 and 55
    St Paul, MN 55111
    Call: (612) 726-1171

    Celebrate the United States' birthday at Historic Fort Snelling and explore the history of freedom in America. Just like in the 1800s, hear cannon and muskets salutes, watch a military dress parade, listen to fife and drum music and attend a mock battle.

    But not all Americans viewed Independence Day this way 200 years ago. Visit interactive learning stations around the fort and learn about the struggles for freedom and independence for several different groups of Americans—such as enslaved people, American Indians, and women—while exploring the question "What does freedom mean today?"

  2. World War I Centennial Weekend

    World War I Centennial Weekend

    Hwys 5 and 55
    St Paul, MN 55111
    Call: (612) 726-1171

    Commemorate the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I at Historic Fort Snelling. The "Great War," as WWI was then called, raged for three years before the U.S. entered the conflict in 1917. America's participation tipped the balance in favor of the Allied powers and helped end the war in November 1918. Explore the ways this conflict shaped the world we know today and learn about Minnesota's role in the war. Visit with costumed interpreters and reenactors, watch military demonstrations, stand in a recreated WWI-style trench and experience what life was like for Minnesotans during this crucial time.

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