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, first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.

Property Managers: Justin Weingartz and Meghan Coleman

For more building information and service calls, contact the Whipple Property Management 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.

Building Hours and Access The building is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). Visitors must present a valid government ID and submit to security screening.

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 (VA) (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 2016-02-12