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Accessible parking

  • Disability parking spots are available next to the house up on the hill. The general parking lot is further away and takes approximately 50 steps to reach Harkin Store.


  • Service dogs welcome
  • First aid kits available

For visitors with mobility disabilities

  • A portable ramp to the entrance is available with an approximately 10-minute setup.
  • Surface is a mixture of dirt, gravel, and grass.
  • There is seating along the tour, and there are handrails on steps.

MNHS statement on accessibility

Harkin Store welcomes all visitors. We recognize the diverse needs of our audience and strive to offer accessible programming to enable all visitors to explore this historic site.

However, accessibility for guests with limited mobility can be challenging at our historic sites due to historic and natural features. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to access needs.

Our goal is to provide as much information as possible to guests before their visit to any of our sites and museums.

If you have additional questions about accessibility or other needs, please call 507-628-5591 or email

For general questions regarding access initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society, please contact the museum access specialist at 651-259-3480 or