Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Visitation Hours: April - October (During Daylight Savings Time)
Open Monday thru Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October - April
Open Monday thru Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains. This cemetery provides weekend burial options on the first Saturday of every month. This availability applies to cremation-only (in-ground and niche) burials. Please call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office, at 1-800-535-1117 to schedule a Saturday service.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST AIRPORT
The cemetery is located south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport on 34th Avenue. From the airport, take Highway 5 West toward Highway 494 west. Take the exit ramp for 34th Avenue and turn right at the stop light. Cemetery main entrance is the first gate on the right.