Alexander Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House with snow on the ground.

Discover the personal side of Victorian history

Alexander Ramsey House with snow on the ground.

Discover the personal side of Victorian history

Get a fascinating glimpse into the lives, culture, and customs of the 1870s at the Alexander Ramsey House.

265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55102
ramseyhouse@mnhs.org | 651-296-8760

Exterior view of Alexander Ramsey House entrance, with orange and yellow leaves

An 1872 decorative arts masterpiece

Alexander Ramsey rose within the political ranks of Pennsylvania before coming with his wife Anna and the first of their three children to Minnesota in 1849. He eventually served as the state's second governor, mayor of St. Paul, a U.S. senator, and a secretary of war.

Three generations of the Ramsey family came to occupy this handsome native limestone home. In 1964, on the death of the last surviving family member, it was willed to MNHS — which Ramsey himself founded.

Study in Alexander Ramsey House, with doll on chair