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Faribault House

    The Alexander Faribault House was built in the Greek Revival style in 1853 for a cost of $4000.00. The Faribault family lived in the house for a few years, moving a few years later to a large brick mansion on the bluffs overlooking the Straight River. The house was used as a civic center and as a private home.… Read More

    Ramsey House

      Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor. Read More

      Ames-Florida-Stork House

        Located along the banks of the Crow River inRockford, MN, the Rockford Area Historical Society was formed in 1986 to collect, preserve and interpret Rockford's dynamic history. The historical society also manages the Ames-Florida-Stork House, a historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places Read More

        Tacy House

          MN Author Maud Hart Lovelace childhood home. As depicted in her series of Betsy-Tacy books, these are the childhood homes of Maud Hart Lovelace (Betsy) and "Bick"" Kenney (Tacy). In 1938 Maud began writing Betsy-Tacy Read More

          Bunnell House

            An outstanding example of Rural (or Steamboat) Gothic Architecture, the home is built of northern white pine and furnished with items appropriate to the mid-to-late 1800's. Knowledgeable guides walk visitors through three floors of pioneers life, encompassing the historical period during which Native American canoes gave way to steamboats and game-trails became roads and highways for Euro-Americans. Read More

            Charles Lindbergh Boyhood Home

              Charles Lindbergh's 1927 flight from New York to Paris launched an aviation revolution. Tour his boyhood home, explore the visitor center exhibits, including a "Spirit of St. Louis" flight simulator, and walk an interpretive trail along the river. Additional trails are located in the adjacent Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. Read More

              Comstock House

                The Comstock House was built in 1883 by Solomon G. Comstock, a politician, businessman and civic leader. Comstock was a U.S. Representative, established the First National Bank of Moorhead and Moorhead State University, and helped James J. Hill build a railroad system in the Red River Valley. His daughter, Ada Comstock, became the first dean of women at the… Read More

                E. St. Julian Cox House

                  The E. St. Julien Cox House was the home of one of the earliest settlers of St. Peter. Eugene Cox was an attorney, St. Peter's first Mayor, and a representative to the State House and Senate. The Home, built in 1871, is one of the few fully restored Italianate homes in Minnesota. Read More

                  Folsom House

                    Completed in 1855 by lumber baron W.H.C. Folsom, this 2-story frame home sits in the Angel Hill district of Taylors Falls, a New England-style village. The home is furnished with original belongings. Read More

                    Gibbs Farm

                    Gibbs Farm

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                      The original log cabin was constructed in 1854. The cabin offered Jane a space for a stove and dry sink. A loft for storage and later used as a sleeping loft for the children. There was room for a full sized bed and some extra room for their new daughter to play. As the family grew the log cabin… Read More

                      Heritage House Victorian Museum

                        Heritage House Victorian Museum located in Central Park records the life of a middle class Midwestern family of the late 1800s. Read More

                        Hormell Historic Home

                          Built in 1871 and then purchased and remodeled by George A. Hormel, the founder of Hormel Foods, the home has been preserved beautifully. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Hormel family history is told throughout the house with photographs and a few family artifacts. Filled with rich hardwoods, leaded glass windows,… Read More

                          Hill House

                            Rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age mansion, the setting of the public and private lives of the Hill family. Read More

                            LeDuc Mansion

                              Newly restored 1866 Gothic Revival stone house, carriage barn and ice house on 4.5 acres inspired by Andrew Jackson Downing. Built on the edge of the frontier by William and Mary LeDuc, influential early Minnesotans. Read More

                              Oliver Kelly Farmhouse

                                Step onto a working 1860s farm, home to Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the first successful national farming organization, the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange. Activities follow the farming cycle and change with the season, making each visit unique. Visitors can meet the animals in the barn, help work in the fields and gardens,… Read More

                                R.D. Hubbard House

                                  R.D. Hubbard-entrepreneur and founder of Hubbard Milling Company which was the largest flour mill in southern Minnesota-built his house in three stages: 1871, 1888 and 1905. The family occupied the house until 1938 when purchased by the Historical Society. A quarter of the displayed furniture once belonged to the Hubbard family; the remainder of the furnishings and furniture date… Read More

                                  Restoration House

                                    Built in 1856, the house depicts life in the 1850s. Read More

                                    Sibley Historic Site

                                      This museum is comprised of two houses. The 1838 Sibley house was the first stone house in Minnesota. Next door is the Faribault house which was built shortly after the Sibley house. The houses are furnished in period, with some original furnishings. Read More

                                      Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

                                        The restored childhood home of America's first winner of the Nobel prize for literature contains early 20th century furnishings and original artifacts. Read More

                                        Dunnell House

                                          The Village of Yesteryear, operated by the Steele County Historical Society, is a setting of fifteen structures where you can experience what life was like in Owatonna and Steele County at the turn of the 20th Century. The village hosts a history Extravaganza in July. Read More

                                          Mayo House

                                            Built in 1859, the small house was the home of the founder of the Mayo Clinic. His office is on the second floor. Read More

                                            Warden’s House Museum

                                              Warden's House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. Over time there were thirteen wardens that lived in the house until 1914 when the prison moved to its present site in Bayport. Read More