Hours and Admission


A new era is coming to Historic Fort Snelling. During construction, purchase admission tickets at the historic fort, or online before you go.


January 1 – April 14, 2020

Closed for the season.

April 15 – May 22, 2020

Closed for the season except for school field trips.

May 23 – 25, 2020

Open for Memorial Day Weekend events, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

May 26 – June 12, 2020

Open for field trips only.

June 13 – September 6, 2020

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm

September 7 – October 31, 2020

Day Hours
Sunday - Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Field trips are available Wednesday–Friday, September 24–October 30, 2020.

November 1 – December 31, 2020

Closed for the season.

2020 Holiday schedule


Adults $12
Seniors ages 65+
College students (w/ID)
Active military*
Children ages 5–17 $8
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
Native Americans  Free
Veterans and up to 5 family members Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Museums on Us (Card Holder Offer)

Group tours

Bring your group of 10 or more adults and receive reduced admission. Available June 8–September 2, 2019. Call 651-259-3003 or email grouptickets@mnhs.org to reserve.

Field trips

Available April 15–June 12, and September 24–October 30, 2020. Call 1-888-387-5008 or use the field trip request form to schedule.

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.

Museums on Us

One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.

Museum store

Shop at the museum store for unique souvenirs and gifts for all ages, as well as snacks and cold drinks.


Restrooms have accessible stalls, and are equipped with diaper-changing facilities.

Lost and found

Lost and found items are kept at the front gate of the historic fort. To inquire about lost items, please call Historic Fort Snelling at 612-725-2428