Field Trips

Explore some of Minnesota’s oldest standing buildings, including the home of Henry Hastings Sibley — fur trader, general, and our state’s first governor.

Students learn about Minnesota’s past through the lens of Henry Sibley’s life, including history of the fur trade and US-Dakota relations in early Minnesota.

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Field trip options

Building Minnesota

Students learn about Minnesota’s past through the lens of Henry Sibley’s life, including history of the fur trade and U.S.-Dakota relations in early Minnesota

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost: $6 per student 

Sibley house with a wood fence enclosing it.

Book a field trip

Field trip request form
651-452-1596
sibleyhistoricsite@mnhs.org

Cost

  • $6 per student, $50 minimum group fee
  • Teachers FREE
  • One free adult per 10 students

Details

  • Length: 75 minutes
  • Free bus parking on street
  • This site is managed by the Dakota County Historical Society.

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