Field Trips

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, enslaved people, and immigrants.

A Fort Snelling staff person teaches a group of students about the Historic Fort and surrounding area.

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Historic Fort Snelling tour

A new hands-on, free choice format enables students to explore more places around the fort, listen to expanded stories, and learn more about the people who lived in and around Fort Snelling. By broadening students’ knowledge beyond the fort’s former focus of daily life in the 1820s, students can now learn about the fort as a soldier’s post, as Dakota homeland, and a place of community from multiple perspectives.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Cost: $6 per student

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Request a field trip


  • $6 per student
  • $60 minimum group fee
  • Teachers FREE
  • One free adult per 10 students


  • Length: 1.5 - 3 hours
  • Free bus parking
  • Field trips are available April 8 – June 7, 2019


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