Hours and Admission


A new era is coming to Historic Fort Snelling, including a new visitor center in spring 2021. During construction, purchase admission tickets at the historic fort, or online before you go.


September 3 – October 27, 2019

Open Saturdays 10:00 am–5:00 pm and for special events and school field trips.

October 28, 2019 – May, 2020

Closed for the season except for special events and school field trips.

Holiday schedule

Open Memorial Day Weekend for special events (May 25-27, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Open Independence Day (July 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Open Labor Day (September 2, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Closed all other holidays


Adults $12
Seniors ages 65+
College students (w/ID)
Active military
Children ages 5–17 $6
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
Blue Star Families
(May 18 - September 2, 2019)
(On site
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 8–June 7, 2019. 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