Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

Long shot of the renovated exterior of the Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080
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The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building is bound by the Twin Cities and highways 55, 5, 62 (Crosstown Expressway), and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. In 1969 Congress officially named the building for Henry Benjamin Whipple [nongovernment site], first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.

Property Manager: Justin Weingartz

Public Hours & Access: 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays); must present a valid ID (see Real ID) and submit to security screening.

For more building information and service calls, contact the Whipple Property Mgmt Office (above right). For veterans information, call the VA Service Desk at 612-970-5334 or toll-free at 1-800-827-1000. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Medium interior shot of the entrance doors to the Veteran's Administration reception areaKey Tenants

Major renovation work completed in June 2014 created a consolidated regional headquarters for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (see news story and photo gallery) and relocated several former tenants to Norman Pointe II, a leased office building in Bloomington, Minn. 

Besides the VA, the Whipple building also houses Homeland Security offices, a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), military recruiting offices, an Immigration Review office, and the Federal Executive Board. 

On the most recent (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 73% of respondents rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.

Interior long shot of the Whipple cafeteriaAmenities

The Whipple Federal Building includes a cafeteria (open 7 a.m.– 3 p.m.), vending machines, an ATM, and two credit unions (open 7 a.m.– 5 p.m.), all located on the ground floor.


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Last Reviewed 2016-08-07