Hours and Admission


May 1 - May 22, 2020

Open for events, group tours, and school field trips by appointment.

May 23 - September 7, 2020

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

May 23 - June 12: Open for events, group tours, and school field trips by appointment.

September 8 -
September 27, 2020

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

*Open for events, group tours, and school field trips.

September 28 - November 13, 2020

Open for group tours and school field trips by appointment.

November 14, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Closed for the season.

January 18 - June 11, 2021

Open for group tours and school field trips by appointment.

2020 Holiday schedule

  • Open Memorial Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (May 25, 2020)
  • Open Independence Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (July 4, 2020)
  • Open Labor Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (September 7, 2020)
  • Closed all other holidays


Category Cost
Adult $10
Seniors ages 65+
Active military*
College students
Children ages 5–17
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Group tickets

Group tours are available; tours last 40 minutes. We recommend two hours to allow time to explore the historic site, museum, and gift shop.

  • Free on-site parking is available. Bus parking is also available.
  • $8 per person. Admission is free for the tour leader/bus driver. Payment is nonrefundable unless tours are cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • $4 discounted group rate for nonprofit organizations serving limited income audiences.
  • Please reserve your group of 20 or more people at least two weeks in advance. 
  • Call 320-629-6356 
  • Email furpost@mnhs.org

Field trips

Call 1-888-387-5008 or use the field trip request form to schedule.

Special offers

Scout Triple Play 10-Day Pass:

Visit 3 MNHS historic sites within 10 days for the price of 2!

  • Pass valid at Historic Fort Snelling (St. Paul), Split Rock Lighthouse (north of Two Harbors), and Snake River Fur Post (Pine City).
  • Open to all ages and size groups.
  • Cost: $12 per child ($18 value); $24 per adults ($36 value).
  • Offer available online only. Activation begins the day of first site visit.

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

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

Veterans and active military

Veterans and active military receive free admission with ID on Veterans Day.