Can’t visit us in person? Connect with the Alexander Ramsey House from the comfort of your own home!
Built in the 1870s as the dream home of Minnesota’s second governor, Alexander Ramsey, and his wife Anna, the handsome native limestone home was one of the first in St. Paul to receive running water, piped in from Lake Phalen. It was equipped with the latest technology of the time — hot and cold water, gas lighting, and hot water radiators – and lavishly furnished with nearly two boxcars worth of purchases from the A.T. Stewart department store in New York.
The house was originally “wired”—not for electricity, but with a sophisticated call system for the staff. Learn about this early “intercom” and more with a self-guided, room-by-room virtual tour from your desktop or mobile device.