Fort Snelling

Interesting
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.

Useful information

Address:

200 Tower Avenue, 55111 Saint Paul

Phone:

+1 612-726-1171

Price:

12 $

Opening hours

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

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