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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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