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Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4037
+1 612-726-1171
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My 9 year old had a blast. Participated in everything he could. So many things to get kids involved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joleen F
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Stewartville, Minnesota
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Incredible personal touch

We arrived a day before the fort itself was officially open. Despite this, Bobbi sat us down for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Armstrong1z8
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Edmonton, Canada
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With a human history more than 10,000 years in the making, the area today known as Fort Snelling means different things to different people. Explore the past through tours, demonstrations, and conversations that expand the diverse stories of the women, men, and children who crossed paths here—from the Dakota, who call the land Bdote, to other Native American groups who lived and worked here, to enslaved people, immigrants, fur traders, and soldiers. The site reopens for its summer season on June 9, 2018.
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“living history” (10 reviews)
“dred scott” (8 reviews)
“cannon firing” (6 reviews)
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200 Tower Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4037
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+1 612-726-1171
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 year old had a blast. Participated in everything he could. So many things to get kids involved in and learn from. My second visit there. Definitely takes a few hours to go through.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived a day before the fort itself was officially open. Despite this, Bobbi sat us down for an extensive history on the fort and even gave us a behind the scenes look at some of their archeological work. When we took a closer look...More

Thank Armstrong1z8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to see the history of the local military lived 150 to 200 years ago. Discounts available. Buildings are restored and in great shape. Helpful people in some of the buildings to explain the history of their area - muskets, language school, commander's house,...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours here to see everything. We went during one of the celebrations they were having and got to see the canons firing and live music by a historic band. The walk from the main ticketing building can be long,...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

On the precipice of the MN and Mississippi Rivers is FT Snelling. The fort is truly one of a kind. From the actors that dress in the uniforms from the black smith and bakery that are in use. The last Fort acting Col. Custer visited...More

2  Thank Rik M
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

When we went there was a free exhibit on the Japanese internment during WWII and its effects on people with ties to Minnesota. The historic fort and surrounding grounds is a good place to hike, explore, and just enjoy the outdoors. Not "touristy" per se,...More

1  Thank Leo S
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The fort is worth a visit any time, but watch especially for their mystery events in the fall. Mislabeled "CSI", they're actually costumed historical re-enactments that require timed tickets. The plots are not strictly historical, but the characters are, and the plots are inspired by...More

2  Thank Treece_MN
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a great spot for hiking and the historical tours of Fort Snelling are interactive and fabulous. They have a lot of good programs, and interpretative events. We've gone on our own and as a part of group trips ... I've learned something new...More

Thank Kimberly R
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in MN for many years and finally had an opportunity to visit this historic site. As it was October the guides were not costumed but still offered an amazing amount of information. The short movie we viewed was perfect,...More

1  Thank Suedrs
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I have been to many forts over the last 20+ years and Fort Snelling has always and continues to be the standard to compare the others by. The experience is very immmersive and interesting. Besides exhibits in the History Center, film and store area, the...More

Thank SojournMN
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2much4us2see
May 31, 2016|
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Response from 748nealb | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain what Fort Snelling itself has for public amenities, but the state park is very nice and has gazebos, restrooms, picnic tables, biking paths, walking paths, lakes, and rivers.
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mlbwelch
May 22, 2015|
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Response from Mariana G | Reviewed this property |
ok I went to the web and this is the phone number and you can call The Fort and ask directly (612)7261171
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