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

Pearl Harbor - The Attack That Brought the US into WWII

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Dec 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 recommended donation/students and veterans free
World War II Round Table

What Made the Nazi Military Work

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Jan 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 recommended donation/students and veterans free
World War II Round Table

Not All the Struggles for Victory Were on the Battlefield

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 recommended donation/students and veterans free

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