Built for Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey, this residence — one of the nation’s best-preserved Victorian homes — will immerse you in 1870s life and the spirit of the times.
Thank you for your interest. In response to ongoing concerns over health and safety practices, MNHS museums and historic sites will not host any field trips during the 2020-2021 school year.
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All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.
Field trip options
Discover what life was like for Governor Alexander Ramsey and his family. Family letters, diaries, and photos are used to share the story of the Ramseys and their servants. This guided tour can be customized to include a specific focus of the Victorian era, such as interior design, family life, or Minnesota and national politics.
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost: $6 per student
Before bringing students to the Alexander Ramsey House, teachers are encouraged to share activities to help them get the most out of their visit. All files are in PDF.
Book a field trip
- $6 per student, $60 minimum group fee
- Teachers FREE
- One free adult per 10 students
- Length: 60 minutes
- Free bus parking on the street. Please turn bus engines off.
The Alexander Ramsey House offers free student field trips for St. Paul Public and Charter schools.