Summer Camps

The Minnesota Historical Society has the best summer camps in history! See our options for day camps for kids.

Row of girls in dresses from Ramsey era

Finishing School for Young Ladies

June 11-13, 2018 or July 9-11, 2018

Experience the world of a Victorian finishing school in this three-day camp. Each day features a historical theme where participants learn about Victorian life through fashion, music, art, and etiquette activities. Participants will wear a Victorian-inspired costume and learn popular dances of the 1870s.

This camp is for girls ages 9-12. Cancellations accepted until 3 weeks before camp's start for exchange/refund, minus a 20% processing fee.

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History Detective

July 23–25, 2018

Search for clues, sift through evidence, and solve mysteries of the past in this three-day camp. Young sleuths will solve real and fictional mysteries (and even create their own) by exploring the historic Ramsey House and its unique collection of original artifacts. Activities include a mock investigation, historic games, and exploration of Victorian-era forensics.

This camp is for ages 10-13. Cancellations accepted until 3 weeks before camp's start for exchange/refund, minus a 20% processing fee.