Historic Fort Snelling
Built in the early 1820s, and extensively restored in the 1960s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862,and much more! Its location – at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers – has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities. Historic Fort Snelling is a National Historic Landmark.
The Minnesota Historical Society has 26 historic sites and museums. These locations feature different types of programs and cover a wide variety of topics--from farming and fashion to ancient rock carvings and historic battles.