Historic Fort Snelling
Enrich your field trip by exploring this rich website. Find Northern Lights chapter alignments and standards connections, and reinforce your field trip with the website's room-by-room photo tour. Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history, from the Civil War to WWII, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and more. Its location — at the junction of rivers— has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.