Prepare For Your Day

Before You Come

  • Give a copy of your schedule to all the teachers and chaperones coming with your group.
  • Assign students to specific chaperones.
  • Groups must be accompanied by teachers and/or chaperones at all times, including when students are in the Museum Shop.
  • Any injuries must be reported immediately to an Historic Fort Snelling staff member.
  • Tours are held regardless of the weather so have your students dress appropriately.


  • $6 per student
  • Teachers and school staff are admitted free
  • One chaperone free per ten students ($6 for each additional chaperone)
  • MNHS memberships are not accepted for group visits
  • All reservations will be invoiced after your program.Final payment is due in the form of a single check or credit card within 30 days after your scheduled experience.No refunds will be issued after payment has been received.

Prepare Your Chaperones

  • Print the Chaperone Guide (PDF) for your chaperones to review before coming to the site.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the conduct of the students they are accompanying.

Prepare Your Students

  • Discuss Site Manners (PDF).
  • Site interpreters are in costume but not portraying a specific person from the past.


  • Historic Fort Snelling welcomes all visitors and strives to make everyone’s visit a positive experience. Let us know if your group has anyone with special accommodation needs by calling 1-888-387-5008.
  • Auxiliary aids or services, including sign language interpreters, are available with three weeks’ notice.
  • Information regarding accessibility and wheel chairs can be found at Visitor Amenities.
  • Accessible restrooms are available in the Visitor Center and historic fort.
  • Outdoor picnic areas are available on site but we have no indoor eating facilities. Please bring a large plastic bag to assist in disposal.

The Day of Your Visit

  • Buses can park for free in the site's parking lot.
  • Groups must check in at the Fort’s Visitor Center located adjacent to the main parking lot.(down the ramp to the right of the vertical kiosk).
  • Please check in a minimum of 20 minutes before either your tour or movie time. Late groups will be inserted into the tour rotation where they would have been according to their start time.
  • Give an accurate count of the number of students and adults to the Visitor Services staff.

200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111

Cancelation Policy

  • Please visit our Program Policies page for information about our trip cancellation policy.