Historic Fort Snelling is located at the junction of Minnesota Highways 5 and 55, one mile east of Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Directions and Transportation
Take the exit toward “Bloomington Rd/Fort Snelling Historic Site.” Follow the signs for “Fort Snelling Historic Site” to the historic site.
NOTE: Do not follow the signs for “Fort Snelling State Park,” which is a different destination than Historic Fort Snelling.
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).
Light rail train
The Hiawatha Line Fort Snelling Station is located adjacent to the Bishop Whipple Federal Building parking lots. From the light rail station, it is a 15-20 minute walk to the historic fort.
CAUTION: Please note that when walking to the historic fort from the light rail station, you will need to traverse several areas without sidewalks. There are also blind corners and fast-moving traffic, particularly along Bloomington Road. Please exercise extreme caution when walking in this area.