Field Trips: Sibley Historic Site

Sibley Historic Site.

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

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Building Minnesota

Grades K-12
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.

Academic standards

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

Sibley Historic Site

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy.
Mendota, MN 55150


  • $5 per student, $50 minimum group fee
  • Teachers free
  • One free adult per 10 students


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

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