Sibley Historic Site

Where Minnesota government began

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May 24 – September 2, 2024

One-hour tours are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am–5:00 pm

*Open Memorial Day and Labor Day.


All hours


Adults: $10  
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students: $8  
Children ages 5-17: $6  
Children age 4 and under: Free  
MNHS members, DCHS members, and Sibley Friends members: Free  
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)

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Tickets are available through the Dakota County Historical Society.

Getting here

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150

Map and directions

What to see and do

Tour the restored buildings and hear the  stories of the region's fur trade, the role of Henry Sibley, the state’s first governor, in the evolution of the Minnesota Territory, and the people and forces at work during the US-Dakota War of 1862.

Walk the grounds and discover four limestone buildings — the Sibley House, the Faribault House, the Dupuis House and a Cold Store — from the era when the American Fur Company was engaged in regional trade with the Dakota, between 1825 and 1853.