Visitor Center

Begin your Historic Fort Snelling visit at the visitor center.


Purchase tickets for admission to the historic fort at the tickets/information desk. Or skip the line and purchase tickets before you go.


Orientation film

Watch the short film Where the Waters Meet: Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote for an introduction to the history of this area as Dakota homeland and site of the historic fort.

Museum store

Shop at the museum store for unique souvenirs and gifts for all ages, as well as snacks and cold drinks.


View free, changing exhibits that offer fresh perspectives on this site’s history, and why it is still relevant today.


Restrooms have accessible stalls, and are equipped with diaper-changing facilities.

Lost and found

Lost and found items are kept at the ticket/information desk, or at the front gate of the historic fort. To inquire about lost items, please call Historic Fort Snelling at 612-725-2428.