Historic Fort Snelling


A living-history museum manned by costumed interpreters, Fort Snelling overlooks the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers just as it did in 1825—when it was built. As anticipated, the fort proved strategically important in the settlement of the Minnesota territory. You’ll step right into pre--Civil War outpost life as you tour the stone fortress and living areas, including the kitchen quarters where Dred and Harriet Scott lived as slaves before being relocated to St. Louis, where they famously sued for their freedom.


200 Tower Ave.
At Hwys. 5 & 55 near Airport
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111


44.89256100, -93.18652500

Open Hours

Memorial Day--Labor Day: Tues.--Sat. 10--5, Sun. noon--5. Sept.--Oct: Sat. 10--5.
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(612) 726-1171

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