Fort Snelling

Aerial view of Historic Fort Snelling and surrounding area.

Many voices, many stories

Aerial view of Historic Fort Snelling and surrounding area.

Many voices, many stories

This National Historic Landmark resides on Dakota homeland, known as Bdote, with history spanning 10,000 years. Learn stories of the military fort and its surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers and veterans, enslaved people, immigrants, and the changing landscape.

Interpreters in costume marching and playing flute.

A new vision for Historic Fort Snelling

The vision for a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling is to provide a place to learn, share, and connect to all of the complex stories that shape our history in Minnesota.

With a human history 10,000 years in the making, the area around Fort Snelling, known as Bdote by the Dakota, is the site of essential stories of our shared past — some well-known, others known by very few.

Aerial schematic rendering of Historic Fort Snelling.

Upcoming Events

World War II Round Table

The Contributions of Women in the Air War

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Mar 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 suggested donation/students and WWII veterans free

2019 Civil War Symposium

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Apr 6, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$10/students free, registration recommended
World War II Round Table

Lt. Gen. J.C.H. Lee - The Chief of Logistics in the European Theater

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Apr 11, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 suggested donation/students and WWII veterans free

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