Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue, Saint Paul 55111 Driving directions
The Green Guide

Useful information

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; Sep-Oct: Sat 10am-5pm - closed rest of year


Begun in 1819, Fort Snelling ranks as the westernmost fort built by the US government after the War of 1812. It was set on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Minnesota River and the Mississippi River, allowing soldiers to control fur-trade routes. Today the recreated diamond-shaped fort encompasses a shop, a hospital, a school and the original Round Tower and Hexagonal Tower.


  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

The Green Guide

Buy on