Field Trips: Historic Fort Snelling

The stories of place! Learn the stories of this important place with its military fort and surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers, enslaved people, and immigrants. Explore the new Plank Museum & Visitor Center inside a rehabilitated 1904 cavalry barracks and experience expanded outdoor learning opportunities with stunning river overlooks.

1. Learn about your experience

Students will engage in a brand new experience where they will experience stories of this important place and the people who lived in and around the fort through lively conversation with staff while on a guided tour of the fort's buildings, spending time exploring the new landscape, visiting the newly restored visitor center, participating in staff-led experiences, and so much more! 

Also learn about summer field trips.

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


  • $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
  • Teachers and staff free
  • One free chaperone per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.
  • Admission costs are for anyone age 4 and over

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.


Museum store and amenities are available at the new visitor center.

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