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HISTORY MUSEUMS

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Minnesota is steeped in stories of the past, and we do our best to preserve our own history as well as the histories of other cultures, times and places. Happy exploring.

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Bell Museum of Natural History

Set on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum explores the history of life in the natural world through dioramas, hands-on activities and exhibits.


Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

Fort Snelling

Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is 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.


Soldiers firing a cannon at Fort Snelling, one of the many stops along the Metro Transit Blue Line.

Memorial Day Events in the Twin Cities

Check out Memorial Day educational tours at Fort Snelling and a free outdoor concert featuring Rubber Soul The Tribute and Socaholix at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.


Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Mill City Museum

Built upon the ruins of an exploded flour mill, the Mill City Museum allows you to experience many elements of the historic Washburn A Mill including the flour bins and milling machinery alongside modern amenities.


Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center

Built in 1992, the Minnesota History Center has been labeled the finest building to be constructed in Minnesota since the State Capitol was erected in 1905.



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