Historic Fort Snelling

Aerial view of Historic Fort Snelling and surrounding area.

Many voices, many stories, one place

Aerial view of Historic Fort Snelling and surrounding area.

Many voices, many stories, one place

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.

Interpreters in costume marching and playing flute.

A new vision for Historic Fort Snelling

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.

Upcoming events

Looking Deeper Walking Tour
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 8, 2022, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regular site admission
A Walk on the Prairie Tour
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 8, 2022, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$8-12
Frank Abe Lecture: Resistance to the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 8, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free