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Overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Fort Snelling was once the furthest outpost of America in the 1820’s. Today it helps to tell the story of Minnesota from 1820 until it closed in 1946. Stop in the visitor center to see exhibits on World War II history. Then visit the restored Historic Fort and step back in time to the early 1800s. Dressed in period clothing, our educators share the Fort's story through conversation, demonstrations, and in-depth programs. Learn the skills of the soldiers, settlers, traders and servants through demonstrations of cooking, laundry, marching, blacksmithing and commerce. Hear musket fire, the cannon's roar and the fife's shrill tunes. Shoulder a musket, mend clothes, smell the stew, and sing along with the soldiers. Become a part of history at Fort Snelling, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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