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, at the sacred confluence of rivers known as Bdote. Explore the voices and stories of the men, women, and children who crossed paths here over the centuries — from the Dakota, Ojibwe, and enslaved people, to immigrants, soldiers, and fur traders.

A Seth Eastman Watercolor of Fort Snelling, circa 1846-1848

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

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Outdoor Explorers Day Camp

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., Jun 19, 2018 - Fri., Jun 22, 2018
$275/MNHS members save 20%.

Engineers & Grenadiers One-Day Camp

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Jun 23, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75/MNHS members save 20%.
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Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp I

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., Jun 26, 2018 - Fri., Jun 29, 2018
$275/MNHS members save 20%.

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