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.
Beginning July 2023, the Alexander Ramsey House will be open the first Saturday of each month.
Hours and admission
Alexander Ramsey House is temporarily closed.
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Free public parking is available on site.
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.