This living history museum commemorates the establishment of a fort here in the wilderness in 1819 by Col. Josiah Snelling and his troops, who opened the area for homesteaders. Costumed guides are the focus of a living history reenactment during the summer months, re-creating the activities of everyday army life during the 1820s. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
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- 200 Tower Avenue Fort Snelling History Center
- Highways 5 and 55, 1 mile east of airport
- St. Paul, MN 55111
- Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; May and Sept-Oct Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. Open Mon holidays 10am-5pm
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