Alexander Ramsey House

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Introduction

The Alexander Ramsey House, one of the nation’s best-preserved Victorian-era homes, was built for Minnesota’s complex first territorial governor and his family. Summer guided tours, special events and holiday programs immerse visitors in 1870s life and the spirit of the times. The site is located at 265 S. Exchange St., one block south of W. 7th St. near downtown St. Paul.

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Alexander Ramsey House Images

Alexander Ramsey House Images

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Alexander Ramsey House

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Alexander Ramsey House

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Ramsey House in winter

Alexander Ramsey House decorated for the holidays

Photo by Brady Willette, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Alexander Ramsey House interior 

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Tour group at Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House tour group

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Alexander Ramsey & granddaughter Laura Furness, 1901

Alexander Ramsey and granddaughter Laura Furness, photo by Edward Augustus Bromley, 1901

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News Releases

May 9, 2017 Alexander Ramsey House Continues Efforts to Reinvent the Historic Home by Adding New Guided Tours
October 15, 2014 Victorian Christmas Tours Return to the Alexander Ramsey House in November and December
September 3, 2014 Learn About Gothic Novels, Brewing History and the Year 1868 at the Alexander Ramsey House in October
August 6, 2014 Victorian Era Medicine and More at the Alexander Ramsey House this September
July 2, 2014 Sweet and Sultry with a Side of Spirits at the Ramsey House this August
June 11, 2014 History for Kids, Victorian Secrets and Transportation Maps this July at the Alexander Ramsey House
May 7, 2014 Alexander Ramsey House June Program Topics Include Clairvoyance, Superstitions, 19th-Century Facial Hair and More
March 19, 2014 Time Capsule for Kids, History Happy Hour and Ramsey After Dark this May at the Alexander Ramsey House
March 5, 2014 Victorian Magic, Washington Connections and a Time Capsule for Kids at Alexander Ramsey House in April
January 8, 2014 Love Letters, Prohibition-era Cocktails and Kids Programs this February at Alexander Ramsey House
December 4, 2013 Alexander Ramsey House January Programs Include Time Capsule, Ramsey After Dark and History Happy Hour
November 6, 2013 A 'Little Women' Christmas, A Swedish Christmas and A Victorian Christmas at Alexander Ramsey House
October 16, 2013 A Victorian Christmas Returns to the Ramsey House Beginning Nov. 13
June 5, 2013 July at the Alexander Ramsey House Explores 1876, Unmentionable Victorian Topics and Vintage Baseball
May 1, 2013 Learn About 1857, Alexander Ramsey: Secretary of War, Vintage Bicycles and Summer Camps Offered in June
April 3, 2013 May Events at the Alexander Ramsey House Feature Fun for Families and for Adults
March 6, 2013 April Programs at the Alexander Ramsey House Include A Walk Through the Year 1861, Victorian Superstitions and Minnesota's Liquor History
January 9, 2013 The Alexander Ramsey House Offers a Glimpse at the Year 1876, Valentine's Day Themed Programs and History Happy Hour in February
November 28, 2007 RAMSEY HOUSE TO CLOSE FOR HISTORIC RENOVATIONS