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.
September 4 – October 31, 2023
Visitor center open, historic fort open for guided tours.
|Thursday||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
Seniors: (65+) $10
Active military: $10
College students (with ID): $10
Children ages 5-17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free
MNHS members: Free
Native Americans + up to 5 family members: Free (on-site only)
Veterans + up to 5 family members: Free (on-site only)
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
Daily parking fee is $6. MNHS Members receive a $2 discount during open site hours (discount validation available inside visitor center at info desk only).
After more than two years of rehabilitation and improvements, the Minnesota Historical Society is excited to welcome back visitors to Historic Fort Snelling.
Explore the new Plank Museum & Visitor Center inside a rehabilitated 1904 cavalry barracks and experience expanded outdoor learning opportunities with stunning river overlooks, paved pathways, native plantings, enhanced interpretive spaces, and places to reflect.
What to see and do
Experience the converging histories of Historic Fort Snelling located at Bdote in this new immersive exhibit told through real people’s perspectives.
Begin your Historic Fort Snelling visit at the Plank Museum & Visitor Center.
Find out what you can see, do, and experience every day at and around the historic fort.
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.