Field Trips: Alexander Ramsey House

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Alexander Ramsey House.

Built for Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey, this residence—one of the nation’s best-preserved Victorian homes— will immerse you in 1870s life and the spirit of the times.

Field trip options

School Tours

Grades K-12
Discover what life was like for Governor Alexander Ramsey and his family. Family letters, diaries, and photos are used to share the story of the Ramseys and their servants. This guided tour can be customized to include a specific focus of the Victorian era, such as interior design, family life, or Minnesota and national politics.

Academic standards

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

Alexander Ramsey House

265 S. Exchange Street
St. Paul, MN 55102


  • $6 per student, $60 minimum group fee
  • Teachers free
  • One free adult per 10 students


  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Free bus parking
  • Onsite lunch option available upon request

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