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Fort Snelling: Visit!

Visit Historic Fort Snelling

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.

Visit MNHS Historic Sites

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.  

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