Alexander Ramsey House

Discover the personal side of Victorian history

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Guided house tours

Open 10:00 am–4:00 pm the first Saturday of each month.

Guided tours only, reservations highly recommended.



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Adult: $15    
Seniors ages 65+, veterans, active military, college students: $12    
Children ages 5–17: $8    
Children age 4 and under: Free    
MNHS members: Free     

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Getting here

265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Free public parking is available on site.

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A uniquely preserved historic treasure

Alexander Ramsey rose within the political ranks of his home state of Pennsylvania before he was appointed Governor of Minnesota Territory in 1849. He later served as Minnesota’s second state governor, mayor of St. Paul, a US Senator, and Secretary of War.

Three generations of the Ramsey family came to occupy this 1872 mansion. In 1964, on the death of the last surviving family member, it was willed to the Minnesota Historical Society.  Today, the Alexander Ramsey House is one of the best-preserved Victorian homes in the world, filled with over 14,000 original family objects and furnishings.

Upcoming events

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    Explore the hidden secrets of Victorian society in this evening tour. Topics change monthly. Tours last 75 minutes and are recommended for ages 18+.