Learn About Your Experience: Historic Fort Snelling

New places and stories to explore!

Students will be able to participate in new and engaging activities during their 90-minute staff-led visit in and around Fort Snelling, and an additional optional 30 minutes of teacher-led exploration. With an expanded variety of new spaces and old favorites to explore, there is so much to see and do in the Fort! Time includes opportunities to explore on your own which allows more flexibility to make the experience more enjoyable and rewarding. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.

Summer field trips

Bring your summer group to Historic Fort Snelling to participate in the fort field trip and discover there is more to history than meets the eye.

New this summer

  • Explore a newly revitalized site and visitor center
  • Experience a one-room schoolhouse lesson and historic games
  • Use an activity map to take a Story Adventure into the past and learn the stories of people who have lived in and around the fort

Wednesdays–Fridays • 10 am–4 pm • June 12–August 30, 2024

  • Length of program: 2 hours
  • $8 per student
  • Free bus parking
  • Picnic area available

Reservations are required. There is a fee for cancellations and/or rescheduling less than 14 days before the scheduled field trip.

Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Avenue 
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111 
Bus directions and parking


  • $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
  • Teachers and staff free
  • One free chaperone per five students. Additional chaperones invoiced at student rate.
  • Admission costs are for anyone age 4 and over

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.


Museum store and amenities are available at the new visitor center.

Scholarships, grants, and subsidies

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