We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great historical site

Visit on the 4th of July to see a great historical reenactment by talented volunteers. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fascinating History

This is a must stop especially if you are a history buff. We wish we had more time during our... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Cindy J
Read all 200 reviews
All photos (171)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“living history”(11 reviews)
“dred scott”(9 reviews)
“cannon firing”(6 reviews)
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
200 Tower Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4037
+1 612-726-1171
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Saint Paul
from US$ 65.00
More Info
from US$ 65.00
More Info
Reviews (200)
Filter reviews
196 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews living history dred scott cannon firing re enactors white settlers japanese language soldiers marching historical experience scavenger hunt for the kids piece of american history period clothing introductory film world war ii answering questions living quarters memorial day visitor's center
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 196 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit on the 4th of July to see a great historical reenactment by talented volunteers. It's a great lesson in local history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ItsJustMeand3
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a must stop especially if you are a history buff. We wish we had more time during our visit. Plan several hours so that you are able to stop in all of the shops and here the history first hand. Great interactive experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I expected to find Minnesota and frontier military history at Fort Snelling, and I wasn't disappointed to see it in reenacted military drills and re-created barracks. But's there so much more there, too. You can see where Dred Scott and his wife lived for three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rhawnhurster
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Fort Snelling is not just an historic location, it is history coming alive. The film which begins your tour, the interpretive center offers a rich history of the Fort and area. Walking through the fort offers you the opportunity to see what life was like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A piece of history well worth visiting. Beautiful, well kept grounds. Interactive activities for kids and adults alike. A real piece of American History right near the airport. We went to the park first, but wanted the museum location. O, a little confusing. Easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb J
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Definitely recommend stopping here, everything was well done and very informative. Close to the mall and not far from downtown.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank the4taals
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Allow plenty of time for Fort Snelling -- it's a great place to stop! We watched a short video at the visitor center theater before walking down the road to the fort. (A golf cart is available for those with mobility issues.) We enjoyed every...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We spent several hours between the interpretive center and the fort itself. We arrived hoping to learn more about the 1862 Native American uprising and became immersed in the Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience. We learned so much at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

my advice when visiting here is to pack your walking shoes. lots of walking although i do believe there was a little golf cart that was available for persons who needed it to get u from the vistiors center to the fort. if needed i...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed 27 August 2018

As me stands in the fort and views the majestic Mississippi River with the giant unnavigable rocky cliffs of fortifications, one is in "shock and awe, as you relive yesteryears battle to settle new frontiers of America. Walking thru history brings pictures of struggle,gallantry,bravery,and honor...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank W7325BFmikeg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
InterContinental Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport
39 reviews
2.19 km away
Snelling Motel
41 reviews
2.32 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
219 reviews
3.54 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
284 reviews
3.62 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 991 nearby restaurants
Lucky's 13 Pub
145 reviews
1.46 km away
Axel's Restaurant
203 reviews
1.62 km away
8 reviews
2.20 km away
Wok & Roll
13 reviews
2.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 202 nearby attractions
Sibley Historic Site
5 reviews
1.29 km away
Escape Lounge
68 reviews
3.39 km away
Fort Snelling State Park
119 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
31 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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