HISTORIC FORT SNELLING | Discover an Incredible National Historic Landmark

This National Historic Landmark resides on Dakota homeland, known as Bdote, with history spanning 10,000 years. Learn stories of the military fort and its surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers and veterans, enslaved people, immigrants, and the changing landscape.

Discover the deep cultural, social, military, and political history of this historic site near the confluence of the rivers. Take a guided tour, view an exhibit, watch a demonstration, and engage in thought-provoking conversations that will spark connections between the past and your life today. Or explore the many buildings of the historic fort, inside and out, at your own pace.

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The confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers is a place of major social, cultural and historical significance to all people who have inhabited the region. With over 10,000 years of human history, this is a place where complex stories of many peoples converge.

Activity stations
Explore themes and topics in-depth at interpretive stations located throughout the historic site. Interpreters will engage you in activities and conversations about Dakota homeland, immigration, soldiers, race, healing, and more — helping you draw connections between past and present.

Watch scheduled and ongoing demonstrations by costumed and non-costumed interpreters. Some of the demos invite you to try out activities for yourself!
Schedules and programs subject to change.

All day:
Hearth cooking and blacksmithing.
At specific times (see schedule below):
Military tactics (musket/cannon), baseball/rounders, children’s games, and laundry technology.