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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 and Mississippi rivers, allowing soldiers to control fur-trade routes. Soldiers at the fort helped build the first flour mills on St. Anthony Falls, while officers oversaw the "treaties" that wrested land from Native Americans. Today the re-created diamond-shaped fort encompasses a store, a hospital, a school and the original Round and Hexagonal towers. A 20min film introduces the fort's history, and costumed guides (May-Oct) interpret what life was like here 170 years ago.
- Address : 200 Tower Avenue USA - Saint Paul 5511155111Saint Paul
- Phone : 6127261171
- Website : http://www.mnhs.org
- Prices : $8
Opening hours :
- May 1 to May 29: Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 5 to Oct. 30: Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun noon to 5 p.m.