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Fort Snelling

Map200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul 55111


Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from pre-Civil War through World War II, as well as fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. You can shoulder a musket, mend clothes, smell the stew or scrape a hide. Plus, actors in period costumes bring this immersive experience to life. Its location at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers has also been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.

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