Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. Its location — at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers — has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.
Historic Fort Snelling will open for the 2016 season on Memorial Day Weekend.
There are adult groups, field trip opportunities, and many different events and programs designed to educate guests about the incredible historic site within the Fort Snelling area.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day:
Open Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day 10am - 5pm
September through October
$10 Seniors and college students with ID
$10 Active military & their family w ID
$6 children ages 5-17
Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
Parking is free