Historic 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.

Join a conversation about the name of 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. As part of the revitalization of the site, MNHS is looking at whether the current name adequately reflects the expanded stories being shared there.

Aerial schematic rendering of Historic Fort Snelling.

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