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Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

Exterior view of Whipple Federal Building, Ft. Snelling, MN

1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080

The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, located south of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, is bordered by highways 55, 5, 62 (Crosstown Expressway), and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Officially dedicated and named in 1969 for Henry Benjamin Whipple, the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, the building houses the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and various agencies within the Department of Defense.

Due to the building's renovation work, however, many of these agencies have moved to Norman Pointe II, a 10-story leased office building in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Property Manager: Justin Weingartz

For more building information and service calls, contact the Whipple Service Desk using information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Building Hours and Access The building is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must present a valid government ID (state driver’s license or federal ID) and submit to security screening before being allowed to enter the building.

Amenities The Whipple Federal Building includes a cafeteria, vending machines, and an ATM.

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Whipple FB Service Desk
(612) 725-1894

Minnesota-Wisconsin Service Center (Minnesota Contact)
(612) 725-3652

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