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Visit the places where history happened!

  • 26 historic sites and museums
  • Inspiring programs — pub crawls, lectures, concerts and family fun
  • Enlightening topics — from farming to fashion, ancient rock carvings to historic battles
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Thu., May 26
History Happy Hour: Victorian Magic Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Thu., May 26
Thu., May 26
History Happy Hour: Victorian Magic Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Sat., May 28
Herb Gardens W.W. Mayo House, Le Sueur
Tour the herb garden and learn how Dr. W.W. Mayo used herbs as medicine.
Sat., May 28
Wayupi-wi “Planting Moon” Garden Project Lower Sioux Agency, Morton
Learn about Dakota and European-style gardens and join in planting heirloom native seeds using traditional tools and techniques.
Sat., May 28
Death of the Empire Builder Weekend James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Learn about the death of James J. Hill during Memorial Day weekend.
Sat., May 28
Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling for family fun and hands-on learning.
Sat., May 28
Make American Indian Pottery Day Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
Learn about American Indian pottery by making your own pinch or coil clay pot.
Sat., May 28
Opening Day Fort Ridgely, Fairfax
Visit the exhibits inside the restored commissary, explore the parade grounds and wander this once-thriving outpost.
Sat., May 28
"A Cure for Everything: The Archaeology of Military Medicine at Fort Snelling" Exhibit Opening Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Learn about medicine at Fort Snelling and see displays of original medical artifacts uncovered by archaeologists.
Sat., May 28
They Built This Town Historic Forestville, Preston
Explore the Zumbro Hill Pioneer Cemetery and learn about some of the earliest residents of Forestville.
Sat., May 28
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.
Sat., May 28
Open House Sibley Historic Site, Mendota
Join the start of the summer tour season at the Sibley Historic Site.
Sat., May 28
Morris Dancing Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Enjoy a free outdoor dancing on the History Center lawn by the Midwest Morris Ale Tour!
Sat., May 28
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.