Schedule Your Field Trip: Historic Fort Snelling

Step 1: gather information

  • School / Organization name, address, and phone number
  • Name and email address of teacher or other leader who will receive confirmation materials and serve as group contact
  • Grade level(s)
  • Date and time you'd like to visit, with two alternate dates
  • Number of students
  • Number of chaperones
  • Lunch plans (only outdoor space available)
  • Accommodations for special needs your group requires

Step 2: contact the scheduling office

Field trip details

School field trip hours & availability

Fall 2024: 

  • September 19, 20, 26, 27
  • October 2-4, 9-11, 16, 23-25, 30-31
  • November 1

8:45 am–last arrival at 3 pm
Length of field trip: 2 hours

Group minimum is 10 paid participants or $80 fee. Advance reservations required two weeks prior to field trip.

Scholarship funds & subsidies

Scholarship funds and subsidies are available to schools to help offset the cost of field trips and transportation. Discounts based on your school’s Free and Federal Reduced Lunch Program (FFRL) enrollment are available. Please check with your administration for your FFRL enrollment numbers.

Summer field trip hours & availability


  • Outdoor grassy space and picnic space are available. There is no indoor lunch space available.
  • There are no refrigerators or microwaves for school group use.
  • Groups from multiple schools may share the outdoor lunch spaces.
  • Please bring garbage bags to dispose of your trash.

Call 1-888-387-5008 if accommodations need to be made for allergies or accessibility needs.

Museum store

School groups are welcome to visit the new museum store located in the Plank Visitor Center but must be accompanied by an adult visiting with the group.

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

Apply for scholarships, grants and subsidies.