Sibley Historic Site

The town of Mendota was an important place in 19th-century Minnesota. The center of the region's fur trade, Mendota was also the home of Henry Sibley, fur trader, U.S.-Dakota War general and Minnesota's first governor.
Sibley Historic Site tours are the perfect complement to a visit to Historic Fort Snelling. Book both sites and receive a discount.

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies. 

Field Trip Options

Building Minnesota

Students learn about Minnesota's past through the lens of Henry Sibley's life, including history of the fur trade, and U.S.-Dakota relations in early Minnesota.

Grades: 4, 5, 6
Cost: $5 per student