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Historic Fort Snelling



Jun - Aug Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm Sep - Oct Sat 10am-5pm


Adult $11; Senior $9; Student $9; Child (6-17) $6; Child (5 and under) Free


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Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Ave Junction of Hwys 5 & 55, one mile east St. Paul, MN 55111 US +1-612-726-1171

FORT SNELLING. Built in the 1820s, this fort had as its dual original purposes the promotion of the American fur trade and the keeping of the peace on the frontier in the years before white settlement was allowed. Although much of the fort has been reconstructed, several original buildings remain. Today, visitors can explore the old fortress and meet a variety of costumed characters from the 1820s. Regular cannon firings, drills, craft demonstrations, cooking and children's activities are presented. Fort Snelling State Park, adjacent to the restored fort, offers a variety of recreational activities.

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