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Fort Snelling

A trip here to see the sacrifices so many men and women made for the freedoms we enjoy in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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My day program and I had a really good time visiting Historic Fort Snelling and it’s really awesome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tessa F
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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...more
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200 Tower Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4037
+1 612-726-1171
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip here to see the sacrifices so many men and women made for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. A very well maintained facility and worth it to pay respect, no matter whether you know someone there or not.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My day program and I had a really good time visiting Historic Fort Snelling and it’s really awesome that my day program and I had fun at Historic Fort Snelling.

Thank Tessa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a historical society membership so tried to hit many of the places this included. This is so close to the airport that we of course stopped before a flight. A nice 2-3 hour visit with living history and a nice scavenger hunt for...More

Thank WidthAdventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not read much about Fort Snelling before deciding to visit, and it was worth it. Admission prices were reasonable. Saw a recreation of soldiers marching in formation and both cannon and musket fire. The workers were very engaged and informative. One was cooking an...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great restoration of this historic fort. This is where the Dred Scott decision was set in motion. Zachary Taylor was a commander there before becoming President. The reactments were well done to include military formations, cannon and musket firings,also everyday activities. There was also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the WW II Minneapolis Japanese language school exhibit and then went to the fort to see some of the festivities during an August Saturday. They do a great job of presenting the history of the fort and always have special exhibits...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Fort with a group of friends. A speaker explains the actions of several soldiers preparing and firing the canon which is very cool, and marching and firing their rifles. The unexpected part of the Fort visit, was era appropriate occupations and presentations...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local, I have been to Fort Snelling with my kids for school field trips before and thought I would see the same old exhibits when I brought my brother and his family there. I was pleasantly surprised by the updates to exhibits including...More

1  Thank Erin V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Introductory film in visitor centre (on hour & half hour) will put the firt into historical context before you walk the 300m or so to enter it.Period dressed volunteers bring the fort to life. The "historical walk" tour explains which small parts of the fort...More

Thank aussiewanderers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Fort with our grand daughter on a Tuesday. Even then, there were a number of historians making presentations and answering questions. All were very knowledgeable and ready, even eager to engage in conversation. The Fort has an interesting history and I am...More

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31 May 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.
22 May 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