Address: Bounded by Minnehaha Park, the Mississippi River, the airport and Bloomington Rd., St. Paul, Minnesota. County/parish: Dakota.
50 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Fort Snelling, originally known as Fort Saint Anthony, is a United States military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a National Park Service unit, includes historic Fort Snelling.
The fort is located in Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory in Hennepin County, Minnesota, named after the fortification. The Minnesota Historical Society now runs the fort, located atop a bluff along the river. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources runs Fort Snelling State Park, protecting the land at the bottom of the bluff. Fort Snelling once encompassed both parcels.
The fort is designated as a National Historic Landmark and has been named a "national treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000401