The Sibley Historic Site includes four limestone and brick buildings that are among the oldest still standing structures in Minnesota. These buildings help tell the history of the region's fur trade and Sibley's involvement in Minnesota business and politics, as well as his role in the US-Dakota War of 1862.
Take a guided tour through the restored buildings. Discover how Mendota became a major center of the fur trade in the 1800s and the roles of Henry Hasting Sibley and Jean Baptiste Faribault in early Minnesota history.
Tours leave the Dupuis House at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, and last approximately 60 minutes.
The grounds are open to the public. Walk the site to learn about existing and demolished structures of the1800s fur trade.
Call 651-452-1596 or email email@example.com for pricing and scheduling.
The store in the Dupuis House carries gifts and souvenirs, including history-themed toys, collectibles, posters, historic reproductions, and books on a variety of subjects, including biographies of Henry Sibley and histories of Minnesota's fur trade and Native Americans.
Find great goods anytime at shop.mnhs.org.
Minnesota Historical Society members receive free general admission and a 10% discount on purchases in MNHS stores and in our online store. Become an MNHS member today!