Cool and Fun Places to see in the Twin Cities Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Fort Snelling Built on a commanding bluff above the Mississippi and Minnesota
Rivers, Fort Snelling was once the last United States outpost in
the "Northern Wilderness" and the hub of frontier commerce and administration on the upper
Now the restored fort opens it's gates to welcome you to 19th century
frontier life. Talk with soldiers who grumble about farm chores. Meet a
Dakota trader's wife. Visit the blacksmith at his forge, the carpenter
in his shop, or the surgeon at the post Hospital. Servants, cooks, officers,
laundress and the storekeeper are eager to share their stories with you.
Take part in the Fort's everyday life. Shoulder a musket, mend clothes,
scrape a hide or sing along with the soldiers' songs. Take tea with Mrs.
Snelling or sample the soldiers' bread ration. Shop for supplies at the
Sutler's store, where only the prices are modern. At Historic Fort Snelling,
visitors are always welcome and the modern world is checked at the gate.
The original barracks built on this site in
1823 was home to enlisted men
of the U.S. Army for 80 years.
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Located between the Mississippi River and Twin Cities International
Just minutes east of the Mall of America. Take the Fort Snelling
Historic site exit on Minnesota Highways 5 or 55.
Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day: Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays noon to 5 pm
During the months of May, September, and October, the fort
is open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday noon-5
Phone number to call for more information (612)726-1171
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