The Ramsey House museum store in the carriage house offers a variety of distinctive gift items, keepsakes, and books.

Our selection

From Victorian-inspired music boxes and decorative glassware, to the latest books from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the Ramsey House gift shop offers a unique shopping experience for everyone.

Children's gifts

Children can uncover the past with our historical games and craft kits. Our selection of children’s cookbooks, cooking utensils, and baking kits offer families a hands-on way to explore history.

Kitchen and cooking gifts

For adults, we offer a variety of kitchenware and cooking gadgets, including basics such as measuring spoons and rolling pins and advanced items like tart makers and linzer cookie cutters. Our cookbooks, many by local and regional authors, provide expert guidance for your baking needs.


If you love reading about Minnesota and United States history, or enjoy discovering the history of the Victorian era, or just want to curl up with a classic by Alcott or Wilde, we have the perfect book for you.

Victorian era gifts

For those who delight in more elegant gifts of the Victorian era, you will enjoy our array of teapots, decorative glassware, music boxes, and dolls. These Victorian-inspired keepsakes let you bring a touch of history into your home.

Victorian holiday ornaments

During the holiday season, the gift shop features beautiful Victorian-inspired Christmas ornaments, such as European glass ornaments and traditional kugels and dresdens. We also offer a wide selection of Christmas decorations and gifts, including exclusive Ramsey House brass ornaments.


The gift shop is open during all Alexander Ramsey House events and programs.

Members always save

Minnesota Historical Society members receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases. Become an MNHS member today!