Victorian Christmas Tours Return to the Alexander Ramsey House in November and December

For immediate release

Release dated: 
October 15, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3141,
Jayne Becker, Alexander Ramsey House, 651-296-8760

Quick facts: 

Event: A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Dates: Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 (Wednesdays through Sundays)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon to 3:30 p.m. Sundays
Place: Alexander Ramsey House
Address: 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul MN 55102
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17; $3 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations: required, call 651-296-8760 or register online

Victorian Christmas Tours Return to the Alexander Ramsey House in November and December

Victorian Christmas

The Alexander Ramsey House offers an authentic Victorian experience for families, friends and couples looking to create a unique memory during the holiday season.

The popular tour "A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House" returns Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving.

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. Taste freshly baked cookies from the wood-burning stove, view original family ornaments and Christmas gifts and listen to the era's popular holiday music from the family's own Steinway piano. After the tour, shop in the Carriage House gift shop for replica Victorian ornaments and other unique Christmas items. Victorian Christmas

Tours run Nov. 28, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $7 for ages 6-17 and a $3 discount for MHNS members.

Tours are very popular, so reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling 651-296-8760 or by going online. The Ramsey House is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

About the Alexander Ramsey House

The Alexander Ramsey House is located at 265 S. Exchange St. one block south of West Seventh Street near downtown St. Paul. One of the nation’s best preserved Victorian-era houses, the home offers a glimpse into the 1870s life of Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor, and his family. The rebuilt carriage house contains a gift shop. The home is open during the holiday season for regular tours and for special events throughout the year. For more information, call 651-296-8760.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.