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 Manager: Vince Rost

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 Management Office at 612-355-3069. For veterans information, visit the VA St. Paul Benefits Office website or call 1-800-827-1000 (toll-free). For other federal government information, call 1-844-USA-GOV1 (toll-free).

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (see VA office news story) 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, military recruiting offices, an Immigration Review office, and the Federal Executive Board.

Interior long shot of the Whipple cafeteriaAmenities

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

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Last Reviewed: 2021-06-15