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Historic Fort Snelling

Map200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul 55111


Discover the 1820s military outpost once the focus of a small settlement but now at the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This restored stone fortress opens its gates to welcome you to frontier life. Shoulder a musket, mend clothes, smell the stew, scrape a hide or sing along with the soldiers. The fort's costumed guides demonstrate crafts, present historical skits and practice military drill and weapons firings. Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, college students and active military, $6 children (6-17), ages 5 and younger and Minnesota Historical Society members free.

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