Field Trips: Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling is not open for school field trips during the spring of 2022. We look forward to serving you in fall of 2022. Currently booking for summer 2022 field trips.

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Students looking at Fort Snelling.

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.

1. Learn about your experience

Now accepting summer 2022 field trip requests!

2. Schedule your field trip

Detailed information to help plan and schedule your visit

3. Prepare for your day

Tips to prepare yourself, your students, and your chaperones for your field trip

Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111
Bus directions and parking

Cost

  • $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
  • Teachers and staff free
  • One free chaperone per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.

Details

Construction to create a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling is underway. Museum store and amenities are available at the new visitor center.

Scholarships, grants, and subsidies

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