Hours and Admission

Hours

November 1, 2022 – April 8, 2023

Visitor center open, historic fort closed.

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

Closed Christmas Eve (December 24, 2022).

April 9 – June 9, 2023

Visitor center open, historic fort open for guided tours.

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

Open for Memorial Day Weekend events, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

June 10 – September 3, 2023

Visitor center and historic fort open.

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
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–4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Visitor center open until 4:30 pm.

Closed Labor Day (September 4, 2023)

September 4 – October 31, 2023

Visitor center open, historic fort open for guided tours.

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

Closed Labor Day (September 4, 2023)

November 1 – December 31, 2023

Visitor center open, historic fort closed.

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

2022 Holiday schedule

  • Open Memorial Day weekend (May 28–30, 2022, 10:00 am–5:00 pm)
  • Open Independence Day (July 4, 2022, 10:00 am–4:00 pm)
  • Open Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day (November 24, 2022)
  • Closed day after Thanksgiving (November 25, 2022)
  • Closed Christmas Eve (December 24, 2022)
  • Closed Christmas Day (December 25, 2022)
  • Closed New Year's Eve (December 31, 2022)
  • Closed New Year's Day (January 1, 2023) 

Admission

  Cost
Adults $5
Seniors (65+) $5
College students (with ID) $5
Active military $5
Children ages 5-17 $5
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)

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2023 Holiday schedule

Open

  • Memorial Day weekend (May 27–29, 2023, 10:00 am–4:00 pm)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2023, 10:00 am–4:00 pm)

Closed

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2023)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2023)
  • Presidents' Day (February 20, 2023)
  • Easter (April 9, 2023)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2023)
  • Labor Day (September 4, 2023)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 23, 2023)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 24, 2023)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2023)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2023)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31, 2023)
  • New Year's Day 2024 (January 1, 2024) 

Field trips

Call 1-888-387-5008 or use the field trip request form to schedule. Visit the Historic Fort Snelling Field Trips page for more information.

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