Nearby MNHS Sites

While you’re in the area, make sure you visit these other nearby historical sites.

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Fort Ridgely


Exhibits and ground markers tell the tale of this 1853 military outpost, which saw combat during the US-Dakota War of 1862. Located within Fort Ridgely State Park.

Exterior of Harkin Store.

Harkin Store

New Ulm

Explore an authentic 1870s general store and its original inventory, left behind when the town of West Newton was bypassed by the railroad.

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Lower Sioux Agency


The US-Dakota War of 1862's first attack took place here. Exhibits help you understand Dakota life and culture, and the war's underlying causes.

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W. W. Mayo House


The historic home of the founders of both the Mayo Clinic and the Green Giant Company.