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Fort Snelling: More

Online Resources

Historic Fort Snelling  The official website for the historic site with information on current programs, activities and an extensive history of the fort.

Fort Snelling State Park The area below the Fort--including Pike island--is a region rich in history for the Dakota people and important to the history of Fort Snelling, as well.  The website is run by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  

Fort Snelling National Cemetery is part of the National Cemetery Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.  Established in the 20th Century it is not part of the historical fort.  This site provides information on grave locations, burial benefits, and general information on military funerals.

Collections Outside of MNHS

National Archives and Records Administration - Since Fort Snelling was created by the United States Government and administered by the U. S. Army for most of its history, many records relating to the fort are held by the National Archives.  Some of these have been copied and are available at the MNHS Library as part of our manuscript collections (see; the Fort Snelling Papers (P333) described on the Primary Sources page) , but there are still more records held at the National Archives.  See this article on records relating to Coastal Bastions and Frontier Forts that describes these holdings.

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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