Alexander Ramsey House

Living room wide angle photo

Discover the personal side of Victorian history

living room

Discover the personal side of Victorian history

Get a fascinating glimpse into the lives, culture, and customs of the 1870s at the Alexander Ramsey House.

The house is open for Saturday tours during the summer, and special events year-round.

265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55102
ramseyhouse@mnhs.org | 651-296-8760

Exterior view of Alexander Ramsey House entrance, with orange and yellow leaves

A Victorian Christmas Guided House Tour

A man waiting on the steps in front of the door, with garland and wreath decorations

Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 29

Experience Christmas 1875 on this 60-minute tour, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove and holiday music on the piano. Plus, shop for replica Victorian ornaments and holiday gifts!

An 1872 decorative arts masterpiece

Alexander Ramsey rose within the political ranks of Pennsylvania before coming with his wife Anna and the first of their three children to Minnesota in 1849. He eventually served as the state's second governor, mayor of St. Paul, a U.S. senator, and a secretary of war.

Three generations of the Ramsey family came to occupy this handsome native limestone home. In 1964, on the death of the last surviving family member, it was willed to MNHS — which Ramsey himself founded.

Study in Alexander Ramsey House, with doll on chair

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