Make Your Family’s Summer Vacation To Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN Historic!

Posted: April 20th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

historicMinneapolis and St. Paul area originates back to the 1800s. Full of historical landmarks, step back in time and learn about the fascinating history of this region.

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Join the Minnesota Historical Society and get free general admission to all 26 historic sites in Minnesota.* In addition, your membership includes benefits at over 100 historical organizations and museums nationwide through Time Travelers. Membership may be purchased at any of the 26 historic sites, via the website or by mail.

Visit Historic Fort Snelling

Begin your tour of Minneapolis and St. Paul at Historic Fort Snelling, built in the early 1820s. It’s “a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. Its location – at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers – has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.”

Explore the fort as a family or enroll the kids in one of the fun summer day camps. While the kids are in camp, adults can spend the day at the fort. Tours are self-paced; plan to spend at least a couple hours.

Pack lunch from the food you have in your LivInn Hotel room fridge and enjoy a picnic at an outdoor table or on the grassy grounds.

Admission prices are reasonable and free to Minnesota Historical Society and Time Travelers affiliate members. If you finish touring early, the Mall of America, the second largest mall in the U.S., is a few miles down the road.

Note: Hours of operation are Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day

LivInn Hotels near Historic Fort Snelling: Burnsville, Maplewood and Fridley

*26 Locations of the Minnesota Historical Society

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