List of museums in Minnesota

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This list of museums in Minnesota encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Non-profit and university art galleries are also included. Virtual museums which exist only online are not included.

Current museums[edit]

Name Image Town/City County Region Type Summary
3M Museum 3M Museum.jpg Two Harbors
47°1′15.2″N 91°40′16.2″W / 47.020889°N 91.671167°W / 47.020889; -91.671167 (3M Museum)
Lake Arrowhead Industry Honors the early days of the 3M corporation in the office building in which it was founded in 1902. Operated by 3M and the Lake County Historical Society.[1]
Afton Historical Museum Afton Historical Museum.jpg Afton
44°54′9″N 92°46′58.5″W / 44.90250°N 92.782917°W / 44.90250; -92.782917 (Afton Historical Museum)
Washington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Period displays, artifacts, and photographs of local history and agriculture, plus a research library. Operated by the Afton Historical Society in an 1868 church building.[2]
Aitkin County Historical Society Depot Museum Aitkin NP Depot 1.jpg Aitkin
46°31′53.5″N 93°42′27.5″W / 46.531528°N 93.707639°W / 46.531528; -93.707639 (Aitkin County Historical Society Depot Museum)
Aitkin Iron Range Local history Rotating displays of Aitkin County heritage, including Mississippi riverboats and Native American culture. Housed in a 1916 railway station.[3]
Aitkin County Historical Society Log Museum Aitkin
46°31′53.5″N 93°42′29.5″W / 46.531528°N 93.708194°W / 46.531528; -93.708194 (Aitkin County Historical Society Log Museum)
Aitkin Iron Range Local history Period displays of Aitkin County's pioneer days, plus early industrial and agricultural artifacts.[4]
Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical Museum Akeley
47°0′13″N 94°43′50″W / 47.00361°N 94.73056°W / 47.00361; -94.73056 (Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical Museum)
Hubbard Central Minnesota Local history Artifacts and photographs from Akeley's early days as home to the largest sawmill in Minnesota.[5]
Alexander Faribault House Alexander Faribault House.jpg Faribault
44°17′27.7″N 93°16′1.5″W / 44.291028°N 93.267083°W / 44.291028; -93.267083 (Alexander Faribault House)
Rice Southeast Minnesota Historic house 1853 house of fur trader and town founder Alexander Faribault, with artifacts from the Faribault family and contemporaneous settlers. Operated by the Rice County Historical Society.[6]
Alexander Ramsey House Alexander Ramsey House 2012.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′29.5″N 93°6′15.5″W / 44.941528°N 93.104306°W / 44.941528; -93.104306 (Alexander Ramsey House)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1868 mansion of early Minnesota governor and founding figure Alexander Ramsey. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[7]
Amador Heritage Center Almelund
45°29′30.5″N 92°47′7″W / 45.491806°N 92.78528°W / 45.491806; -92.78528 (Amador Heritage Center)
Chisago East Central Minnesota Local history, open-air Local memorabilia and replica structures housed in a 1910 school, with an adjacent collection of historic buildings.[8]
American Museum of Asmat Art American Museum of Asmat Art.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′32″N 93°11′27″W / 44.94222°N 93.19083°W / 44.94222; -93.19083 (American Museum of Asmat Art)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gallery on the art and culture of the Asmat people of southwestern Papua, Indonesia. Housed at the University of St. Thomas.[9]
American Swedish Institute American Swedish Institute.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′18.5″N 93°15′57″W / 44.955139°N 93.26583°W / 44.955139; -93.26583 (American Swedish Institute)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Ethnic Art and cultural center dedicated to Swedish and Swedish American heritage, housed in a 1908 mansion.[10]
Ames-Florida-Stork House Ames-Florida-Stork House.jpg Rockford
45°5′12.5″N 93°43′54.5″W / 45.086806°N 93.731806°W / 45.086806; -93.731806 (Ames-Florida-Stork House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1861 house with period furnishings charting its ownership by three families. Operated by the Rockford Area Historical Society.[11]
Andrew John Volstead House Andrew John Volstead House.jpg Granite Falls
44°48′33″N 95°32′24″W / 44.80917°N 95.54000°W / 44.80917; -95.54000 (Andrew John Volstead House)
Yellow Medicine Minnesota River Valley Historic house Home of U.S. Congressman Andrew Volstead from 1894 to 1930. Operated by the Granite Falls Historical Society.[12]
Anoka County History Center Anoka
45°11′59″N 93°23′15″W / 45.19972°N 93.38750°W / 45.19972; -93.38750 (Anoka County History Center)
Anoka Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Exhibits on Anoka County's history and people. Operated by the Anoka County Historical Society in a 1965 library.[13]
Ard Godfrey House Ard Godfrey house.jpg Minneapolis
44°59′11.7″N 93°15′20.5″W / 44.986583°N 93.255694°W / 44.986583; -93.255694 (Ard Godfrey House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Oldest surviving frame house in Minneapolis, built in 1849. Operated by the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.[14]
Arv Hus Museum Milan Chippewa Minnesota River Valley Local history Vintage photographs and objects, plus contemporary sawdust artwork.[15]
Atwater Area Historical Society and Museum Atwater
45°8′14″N 94°46′52″W / 45.13722°N 94.78111°W / 45.13722; -94.78111 (Atwater Area Historical Society & Museum)
Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Local history Vintage photographs and objects, plus a collection of military uniforms.[16]
Augsburg Art Galleries Minneapolis
44°57′56.5″N 93°14′29″W / 44.965694°N 93.24139°W / 44.965694; -93.24139 (Augsburg Art Galleries)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gage Family Art Gallery, Christensen Center Art Gallery, and Student Art Gallery at Augsburg College displaying work by contemporary artists as well as students, alumni, and faculty.[17]
The Bakken The Bakken Museum - Medicinal Garden View.jpg Minneapolis
44°56′18″N 93°16′16.5″W / 44.93833°N 93.271250°W / 44.93833; -93.271250 (The Bakken)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science World's only museum and research library devoted to the medical uses of electricity and magnetism, established by pioneering biomedical engineer Earl Bakken. Housed in a 1928 mansion.[18]
Bartholomew House Museum Bartholomew House.jpg Richfield
44°52′39.5″N 93°17′18″W / 44.877639°N 93.28833°W / 44.877639; -93.28833 (Bartholomew House Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1852 house of early settler Riley Bartholomew. Operated by the Richfield Historical Society adjacent to the Richfield History Center.[19]
Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis
44°58′32″N 93°15′22.2″W / 44.97556°N 93.256167°W / 44.97556; -93.256167 (Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of Minnesota)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Sports Currently closed. Baseball memorabilia collected by Ray Crump, a Minnesota Twins equipment manager; located in a baseball souvenir shop near the Twins' stadium.[20]
Becker County Museum Detroit Lakes
46°49′8″N 95°51′0″W / 46.81889°N 95.85000°W / 46.81889; -95.85000 (Becker County Museum)
Becker Central Minnesota Local history Museum and research library of Becker County history, operated by the Becker County Historical Society.[21]
Bell Museum of Natural History Bell Museum of Natural History exterior.jpg Minneapolis
44°58′40″N 93°14′0″W / 44.97778°N 93.23333°W / 44.97778; -93.23333 (Bell Museum of Natural History)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Natural history Established in 1872 for research and display of the state's plants and animals. Operated by the University of Minnesota.[22]
Beltrami County History Center Bemidji Great Northern Depot.jpg Bemidji
47°28′3.3″N 94°52′57″W / 47.467583°N 94.88250°W / 47.467583; -94.88250 (Beltrami County History Center)
Beltrami Northern Minnesota Local history Exhibits and archives of Beltrami County history. Operated by the Beltrami County Historical Society in a 1912 railway station.[23]
Benton County Historical Society and Museum Sauk Rapids
45°35′27″N 94°9′53.5″W / 45.59083°N 94.164861°W / 45.59083; -94.164861 (Benton County Historical Society and Museum)
Benton Central Minnesota Local history Exhibits and archives of Benton County history.[24][25]
Bertha Museum Bertha
46°16′0.3″N 95°3′57.7″W / 46.266750°N 95.066028°W / 46.266750; -95.066028 (Bertha Museum)
Todd Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and memorabilia housed in a 1904 bank.[26][27]
Betsy-Tacy Houses 333CenterStMankatoMN.jpg Mankato
44°9′20″N 94°0′25″W / 44.15556°N 94.00694°W / 44.15556; -94.00694 (Betsy-Tacy Houses)
Blue Earth Minnesota River Valley Biographical Facing childhood homes of Maude Hart Lovelace and her best friend, fictionalized by the author in her Betsy-Tacy series. Operated by the Betsy-Tacy Society.[28]
Big Honza's Museum of Unnatural History 2009-0805-Montgomery-Westerman.jpg Montgomery
44°25′15.4″N 93°34′51″W / 44.420944°N 93.58083°W / 44.420944; -93.58083 (Big Honza's Museum of Unnatural History)
Le Sueur Minnesota River Valley Amusement Humorous museum of oversized items credited to a made-up local folk hero.[29]
Big Stone County Museum Big Stone County Museum.jpg Ortonville
45°17′49″N 96°25′55″W / 45.29694°N 96.43194°W / 45.29694; -96.43194 (Big Stone County Museum)
Big Stone Western Minnesota Local history Displays of Big Stone County history, including historical buildings and an international gallery of 500 waterfowl specimens.[30]
Blue Earth County History Center and Museum Mankato
44°9′39.5″N 94°0′7″W / 44.160972°N 94.00194°W / 44.160972; -94.00194 (Blue Earth County Heritage Center)
Blue Earth Minnesota River Valley Local history Exhibits on Blue Earth history, including Dakota heritage, Mankato's classic Front Street, and author Maud Hart Lovelace, operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society.[31]
Bois Forte Heritage Museum Tower
47°49′34″N 92°20′57″W / 47.82611°N 92.34917°W / 47.82611; -92.34917 (Bois Forte Heritage Museum)
St. Louis Iron Range Native American Heritage of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, including outdoor displays of a birchbark wigwam and a tipi.[32]
Borgstrom House Museum Upsala
45°48′34.5″N 94°34′20″W / 45.809583°N 94.57222°W / 45.809583; -94.57222 (Borgstrom House Museum)
Morrison Central Minnesota Local history Memorabilia of a Swedish American community—including a 1928 REO Speed Wagon firetruck—displayed in a 1913 house. Operated by the Upsala Area Historical Society.[33][34]
Brown County Museum Brown Cty His Soc.jpg New Ulm
44°18′47″N 94°27′37″W / 44.31306°N 94.46028°W / 44.31306; -94.46028 (Brown County Museum)
Brown Minnesota River Valley Local history Exhibits on Brown County history, including local Century Farms, artist Wanda Gág, and the Dakota War of 1862. Operated by the Brown County Historical Society in an ornate 1910 post office.[35]
Bunnell House BunnellHouse.JPG Homer
44°1′20.3″N 91°33′34.6″W / 44.022306°N 91.559611°W / 44.022306; -91.559611 (Bunnell House)
Winona Southeast Minnesota Local history 1850s Carpenter Gothic house of an early settler, interpreting pioneer life; operated by the Winona County Historical Society.[36]
Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall FrankTupapark.JPG Edina
44°54′38.5″N 93°20′58.6″W / 44.910694°N 93.349611°W / 44.910694; -93.349611 (Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open-air 1864 schoolhouse and 1879 Grange hall used as activity space by the Edina Historical Society.[37]
Cannon Falls Historical Museum CannonFallsMuseum.jpg Cannon Falls
44°30′29.4″N 92°54′12″W / 44.508167°N 92.90333°W / 44.508167; -92.90333 (Cannon Falls Historical Museum)
Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material, operated by the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society in an 1888 fire station[38]
Carver County Historical Society Museum 2009-0713-Waconia-CtyMuseum.jpg Waconia
44°50′56.7″N 93°47′41.6″W / 44.849083°N 93.794889°W / 44.849083; -93.794889 (Carver County Historical Society Museum)
Carver Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Contains five galleries on Carver County history, a gallery on local veterans, and a research library.[39]
Cass County Museum Walker
47°6′5″N 94°34′40″W / 47.10139°N 94.57778°W / 47.10139; -94.57778 (Cass County Museum)
Cass Central Minnesota Local history Displays on Cass County history, including the fur trade, lumbering, transportation, and early pioneers, plus a large collection of Ojibwe artifacts and a 1912 schoolhouse; operated by the Cass County Historical Society.[40]
Carlton County History and Heritage Center Shaw Library 1.jpg Cloquet
46°43′17″N 92°27′32″W / 46.72139°N 92.45889°W / 46.72139; -92.45889 (Carlton County History and Heritage Center)
Carlton Iron Range Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Carlton County history.[41] Operated by the Carlton County Historical Society in a 1920 library.
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site CharlesLindberghHouse.jpg Little Falls
45°57′35″N 94°23′13″W / 45.95972°N 94.38694°W / 45.95972; -94.38694 (Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site)
Morrison Central Minnesota Biographical Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh, with exhibits in an adjacent visitor center; operated by the Minnesota Historical Society within Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.[42]
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum Little Falls
45°57′15″N 94°23′25″W / 45.95417°N 94.39028°W / 45.95417; -94.39028 (Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum)
Morrison Central Minnesota Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Morrison County history, including Native American artifacts, local business and industry, and personal and household items; operated by the Morrison County Historical Society.[43]
Charles H. Burwell House Burwell House 5.jpg Minnetonka
44°56′29″N 93°56′23″W / 44.94139°N 93.93972°W / 44.94139; -93.93972 (Charles H. Burwell House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1883 Victorian house of a prominent mill manager; operated by the Minnetonka Historical Society.
Chaska History Center Brinkhaus Saloon 1.jpg Chaska
44°47′14.5″N 93°36′6.5″W / 44.787361°N 93.601806°W / 44.787361; -93.601806 (Chaska History Center)
Carver Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Exhibits and research collections on town history. Operated by the Chaska Historical Society in an 1890 livery stable.[44]
Children's Discovery Museum Grand Rapids
47°12′23″N 93°31′47″W / 47.20639°N 93.52972°W / 47.20639; -93.52972 (Children's Discovery Museum)
Itasca Iron Range Children's Contains interactive educational exhibits and a large display of dolls.[45] Adjacent to the Judy Garland Museum.[46]
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Mankato
44°9′39.5″N 94°0′7″W / 44.160972°N 94.00194°W / 44.160972; -94.00194 (Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota)
Blue Earth Minnesota River Valley Children's Contains interactive exhibits[47]
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ChikWauk.jpg Grand Marais
48°10′7.5″N 90°52′51″W / 48.168750°N 90.88083°W / 48.168750; -90.88083 (Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center)
Cook Arrowhead Local history Interprets the natural and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail area. Operated by the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest in a 1930s resort lodge.[48]
Christie House Museum Christie House front.JPG Long Prairie
45°58′32″N 94°51′51″W / 45.97556°N 94.86417°W / 45.97556; -94.86417 (Christie House Museum)
Todd Central Minnesota Historic house 1901 Queen Anne house of an influential local family, with original furnishings and memorabilia.[49]
Clarissa Museum Clarissa
46°7′46.4″N 94°57′2″W / 46.129556°N 94.95056°W / 46.129556; -94.95056 (Clarissa Museum)
Todd Central Minnesota Local history Museum of town's early history.[26]
Clearwater County History Center Shevlin
47°31′46″N 95°15′39″W / 47.52944°N 95.26083°W / 47.52944; -95.26083 (Clearwater County History Center)
Clearwater Northern Minnesota Local history Rotating exhibits and research collections on Clearwater County history; operated by the Clearwater County Historical Society in a 1911 school with additional historical buildings on the grounds.[50]
Clinton Depot Clinton Depot.jpg Clinton
45°27′35″N 96°26′14″W / 45.45972°N 96.43722°W / 45.45972; -96.43722 (Clinton Depot)
Big Stone Western Minnesota Local history Local memorabilia including war mementos, agricultural equipment, and railroad artifacts housed in an 1885 railway station.[51]
Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund Studio August Akerlund Photographic Studio 2015.jpg Cokato
45°4′31.5″N 94°11′26″W / 45.075417°N 94.19056°W / 45.075417; -94.19056 (Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund Studio)
Wright West Central Minnesota Local history Local history museum and the Upper Midwest's only surviving early-20th-century photography studio, with much of its original equipment.[52]
Comstock House Comstock House.jpg Moorhead
46°52′8.5″N 96°46′3″W / 46.869028°N 96.76750°W / 46.869028; -96.76750 (Comstock House)
Clay Red River Valley Historic house 1883 Victorian house of an influential family, including politician and businessman Solomon Comstock and his daughter, pioneering female educator Ada Comstock. Operated by the city of Moorhead and the Minnesota Historical Society.[53]
Cook County Historical Museum Lightkeeper's House.jpg Grand Marais
47°44′56.5″N 90°19′58″W / 47.749028°N 90.33278°W / 47.749028; -90.33278 (Cook County Historical Museum)
Cook Arrowhead Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Cook County history, operated by the Cook County Historical Society in the Grand Marais Light keeper's house.[54]
Cottonwood County Historical Museum Cottonwood County Historical Society.JPG Windom
43°51′52″N 95°7′5″W / 43.86444°N 95.11806°W / 43.86444; -95.11806 (Cottonwood County Historical Museum)
Cottonwood Southwest Minnesota Local history Displays on Cottonwood County history from precontact Native Americans to the early 20th century, plus an art gallery and research library; operated by the Cottonwood County Historical Society.[55]
Croft Mine Historical Park Croft Mine Park.jpg Crosby
46°29′30″N 93°57′7″W / 46.49167°N 93.95194°W / 46.49167; -93.95194 (Croft Mine Historical Park)
Crow Wing Iron Range Mining Interprets an underground iron mine on the Cuyuna Range active 1916–1934, with original equipment and structures, vintage photographs, and guided tours of a simulated mine.[46]
Cross River Heritage Center CrossRiverHeritageCenter.jpg Schroeder
47°32′36.5″N 90°53′49.5″W / 47.543472°N 90.897083°W / 47.543472; -90.897083 (Cross River Heritage Center)
Cook Arrowhead Local history Exhibits and period rooms relating to settlement around the Cross River, plus a research archive. Operated by the Schroeder Area Historical Society in a 1929 Tudor Revival inn.[56]
Crosslake Area Historical Society Museum Crosslake
46°40′5″N 94°6′35″W / 46.66806°N 94.10972°W / 46.66806; -94.10972 (Crosslake Area Historical Society Museum)
Crow Wing Central Minnesota Open-air Collection of historical and replica log buildings, including several homesteader cabins, a saloon, a tourist cabin, and a 1923 town hall with local artifacts displayed inside.[57]
Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum Crow Wing Co. Jail 1.JPG Brainerd
46°21′19.5″N 94°12′13″W / 46.355417°N 94.20361°W / 46.355417; -94.20361 (Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum)
Crow Wing Central Minnesota Local history Exhibits of Crow Wing County history, including logging, railroads, mining, and early home life, housed in a 1917 sheriff's residence/county jail.[58]
Cycling Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis
45°0′48.4″N 93°14′51.5″W / 45.013444°N 93.247639°W / 45.013444; -93.247639 (Cycling Museum of Minnesota)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Transportation Museum in development on the history, impact, and future promise of cycling. Projected to open in 2015.[59]
Dakota City Heritage Village Farmington
44°37′40″N 93°8′55″W / 44.62778°N 93.14861°W / 44.62778; -93.14861 (Dakota City Heritage Village)
Dakota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open-air 22 historical and replica buildings depicting a typical Dakota County village of the year 1900, plus a museum of agriculture and pioneer life; operated by a non-profit organization on the Dakota County Fairgrounds.[60]
Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum Universal Laboratories Building.jpg Dassel
45°5′10.5″N 94°18′28.5″W / 45.086250°N 94.307917°W / 45.086250; -94.307917 (Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum)
Meeker West Central Minnesota Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on local contributions to agriculture and medicine—including the transformation of ergot from plague to drug—and farmer-turned-politician Magnus Johnson. Operated by the Dassel Area Historical Society in a 1937 agricultural laboratory.[61]
Denler Art Gallery Roseville Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gallery at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul displaying work by national, local, and student artists.[62][63]
Dinehart-Holt House Dinehart-Holt House.jpg Slayton
43°59′6″N 95°45′19″W / 43.98500°N 95.75528°W / 43.98500; -95.75528 (Dinehart-Holt House)
Murray Southwest Minnesota Historic house 1891 Victorian house of early leading citizens of Slayton. Managed by the Murray County Historical Society.[64]
Dodge County Historical Society Museum HistoricalSocietyDodgeCountyMN.JPG Mantorville
44°4′6.5″N 92°45′20″W / 44.068472°N 92.75556°W / 44.068472; -92.75556 (Dodge County Historical Society Museum)
Dodge Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts displayed in an 1869 church, with two adjacent historical structures.[46][65]
Dorothy Molter Museum Northern MN - 062.jpg Ely
47°54′10″N 91°50′2″W / 47.90278°N 91.83389°W / 47.90278; -91.83389 (Dorothy Molter Museum)
St. Louis Arrowhead Biographical Museum and historic cabins dedicated to longtime wilderness resident Dorothy Molter and the heritage of the Boundary Waters.[66]
Dr. William W. Mayo House 2009-731-MN-LeSueur-MayoHouse.jpg Le Sueur
44°27′43.7″N 93°54′54″W / 44.462139°N 93.91500°W / 44.462139; -93.91500 (Dr. William W. Mayo House)
Le Sueur Minnesota River Valley Historic house 1859 house owned successively by Mayo Clinic founder William Worrall Mayo and three generations of the Cosgrove family who founded Green Giant. Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[67]
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Branch Library 1.jpg Duluth
46°46′53″N 92°6′15″W / 46.78139°N 92.10417°W / 46.78139; -92.10417 (Duluth Depot)
St. Louis Arrowhead Art Visual arts organization dating to 1871, offering rotating exhibitions by regional artists as well as workshops at the Duluth Depot and Lincoln Branch Library.[68]
Duluth Children's Museum Duluth
46°45′29″N 92°7′58.5″W / 46.75806°N 92.132917°W / 46.75806; -92.132917 (Duluth Children's Museum)
St. Louis Arrowhead Children's Nation's fifth-oldest children's museum, established in 1930.[69]
Duluth Depot Duluth Depot-resedabear.jpg Duluth
46°46′53″N 92°6′15″W / 46.78139°N 92.10417°W / 46.78139; -92.10417 (Duluth Depot)
St. Louis Arrowhead Multiple 1892 railway station housing the Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, St. Louis County Historical Society Museum, and several performing arts organizations.[70]
Eagle Bend Museum/Library Eagle Bend
46°9′54″N 95°2′9″W / 46.16500°N 95.03583°W / 46.16500; -95.03583 (Eagle Bend Museum/Library)
Todd Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and memorabilia, in a building shared with the Eagle Bend Public Library.[26]
East Polk Heritage Center Fosston
47°34′18″N 95°44′30″W / 47.57167°N 95.74167°W / 47.57167; -95.74167 (East Polk Heritage Center)
Polk Red River Valley Local history Local artifacts displayed in an 1887 house and a replica log cabin, plus a restored schoolhouse.[71]
Edna G. Tugboat Edna G Tug Boat, Two Harbors -b.jpg Two Harbors
47°1′0.8″N 91°40′21.4″W / 47.016889°N 91.672611°W / 47.016889; -91.672611 (Edna G. Tugboat)
Lake Arrowhead Maritime Great Lakes tugboat in service 1896–1981. Operated by the Lake County Historical Society.[72]
Edina History Museum Edina
44°52′33.5″N 93°20′40.5″W / 44.875972°N 93.344583°W / 44.875972; -93.344583 (Edina History Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits of town history, plus a research library. Operated by the Edina Historical Society.[73][74]
Ed's Museum JackSpratFoodStore.jpg Wykoff
43°42′24.8″N 92°16′5″W / 43.706889°N 92.26806°W / 43.706889; -92.26806 (Ed's Museum)
Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Americana Former grocery store displaying the belongings of local character and lifelong hoarder Ed Krueger, including toys, packaging, magazines, player piano rolls, and a dead cat, all willed to the city and organized by the Wykoff Progressive Club.[75][76]
Eidem Homestead Brooklyn Park
45°8′13″N 93°20′12″W / 45.13694°N 93.33667°W / 45.13694; -93.33667 (Eidem Homestead)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Living history Turn-of-the-20th-century living history farm with a Victorian farmhouse, barn, and live animals. Managed by the city of Brooklyn Park.[77]
Ely Art & Heritage Center Pioneer Mine Ely.jpg Ely
47°54′42″N 91°51′40″W / 47.91167°N 91.86111°W / 47.91167; -91.86111 (Ely Art & Heritage Center)
St. Louis Arrowhead Multiple Art exhibits and historical displays, operated by Ely Greenstone Public Art within a former mining complex.[78]
Ely–Winton History Museum Ely
47°54′20″N 91°50′20″W / 47.90556°N 91.83889°W / 47.90556; -91.83889 (Ely–Winton History Museum)
St. Louis Arrowhead Local history Displays on local history, including the Ojibwe, voyageurs, logging, mining, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Housed on the campus of Vermilion Community College.[79][80]
End O' Line Railroad Park & Museum End-O-Line Railroad Park.JPG Currie
44°4′29″N 95°39′54″W / 44.07472°N 95.66500°W / 44.07472; -95.66500 (End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum)
Murray Southwest Minnesota Open-air Railroad and frontier life, with vintage locomotives and rolling stock, an original railway turntable, historical buildings, and a model train layout. Operated by Murray County.[81]
Etta C. Ross Memorial Library Museum Blue Earth Library.jpg Blue Earth
43°38′18.3″N 94°5′54.4″W / 43.638417°N 94.098444°W / 43.638417; -94.098444 (Etta C. Ross Memorial Library Museum)
Faribault Minnesota River Valley Local history Local records and artifacts housed in a 1904 library. Operated by the Faribault County Historical Society.[82]
Eugene Saint Julien Cox House 2009-0805-MN-StPeter-CoxHouse.jpg St. Peter
44°19′56.5″N 93°57′42″W / 44.332361°N 93.96167°W / 44.332361; -93.96167 (Eugene Saint Julien Cox House)
Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Historic house Restored 1871 Italianate house of a founder and early leader of St. Peter. Operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[83]
Evansville Historical Foundation Evansville
46°0′15″N 95°41′1″W / 46.00417°N 95.68361°W / 46.00417; -95.68361 (Evansville Historical Foundation)
Douglas Vikingland Open-air Historical and replica buildings, including two 19th-century houses, a country schoolhouse, 1892 log cabin, a sod house, pioneer church, and a town hall, with some indoor exhibits and a research library.[84]
Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum Excelsior
44°54′6″N 93°34′1″W / 44.90167°N 93.56694°W / 44.90167; -93.56694 (Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history History of the south Lake Minnetonka area, including the 1893 racing scow Onawa and exhibits on the Excelsior Amusement Park in operation 1925–1974. Housed in a former railway station.[85]
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum Granite Falls
44°45′7″N 95°33′28″W / 44.75194°N 95.55778°W / 44.75194; -95.55778 (Fagen Fighters WWII Museum)
Yellow Medicine Minnesota River Valley Military Celebrates the veterans of World War II with a collection of fully operational military aircraft and vehicles, plus murals, statues, and other art.[86]
Farmamerica Waseca
44°4′56″N 93°37′2″W / 44.08222°N 93.61722°W / 44.08222; -93.61722 (Farmamerica)
Waseca Southern Minnesota Agriculture Minnesota's agricultural heritage, featuring an 1850s farm, 1930s farm, visitor center, antique tractors and machinery, and several historical buildings. Also known as the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center.[87]
Fillebrown House Charles Noyes Cottage 3.JPG White Bear Lake
45°5′6″N 93°0′11″W / 45.08500°N 93.00306°W / 45.08500; -93.00306 (Fillebrown House)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1879 lakeside cottage, operated by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.[88]
Fillmore County History Center Museum FillmoreMuseum.JPG Fountain
43°44′18″N 92°8′15″W / 43.73833°N 92.13750°W / 43.73833; -92.13750 (Fillmore County History Center Museum)
Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Local history Artifacts from Fillmore County history, including agricultural equipment, women's and children's clothing, period displays, two Bernard Pietenpol airplanes, and a one-room schoolhouse. Operated by the Fillmore County Historical Society.[89]
Finland Minnesota Heritage Site FinlandMinnesotaHeritageMuseum.jpg Finland
47°24′7″N 91°11′49″W / 47.40194°N 91.19694°W / 47.40194; -91.19694 (Finland Minnesota Heritage Site)
Lake Arrowhead Open-air Exhibits and historical structures interpreting the pioneer heritage of eastern Lake County. Operated by the Finland Minnesota Historical Society on an 1890s homestead.[90]
Finn Creek Open Air Museum New York Mills
46°27′16″N 95°19′55″W / 46.45444°N 95.33194°W / 46.45444; -95.33194 (Finn Creek Open Air Museum)
Otter Tail Vikingland Open-air Local Finnish American heritage represented by original and relocated structures on a 1900 farmstead, including a smoke sauna, sawmill, and town hall.[91]
Firefighters Hall & Museum Minneapolis
45°0′35″N 93°15′16.5″W / 45.00972°N 93.254583°W / 45.00972; -93.254583 (Firefighter's Hall & Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Firefighting Historical vehicles, equipment, displays, and a research library on firefighting in Minnesota.[92]
Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota Baxter
46°21′27″N 94°14′52″W / 46.35750°N 94.24778°W / 46.35750; -94.24778 (Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota)
Crow Wing Central Minnesota Sports Photos and memorabilia commemorating individuals and corporations significant in the development of recreational fishing in Minnesota. Operated by a non-profit organization within a Gander Mountain store.[93]
Fitger's Brewery Museum Fitger's Brewery Museum 02.jpg Duluth
46°47′33″N 92°5′25″W / 46.79250°N 92.09028°W / 46.79250; -92.09028 (Fitger's Brewery Museum)
St. Louis Arrowhead Food Memorabilia of Minnesota's most successful brewery, in operation 1881–1972. Housed within the historic brewery complex, which is now a mall.[94]
Folsom House FolsomHouse.jpg Taylors Falls
45°24′2″N 92°39′15″W / 45.40056°N 92.65417°W / 45.40056; -92.65417 (Folsom House)
Chisago East Central Minnesota Historic house 1855 house of lumber magnate W.H.C. Folsom, with many of its original furnishings. Operated by the Taylors Falls Historical Society.[95]
Forest History Center FHCsaw.jpg Grand Rapids
47°13′47″N 93°33′54″W / 47.22972°N 93.56500°W / 47.22972; -93.56500 (Forest History Center)
Itasca Iron Range Industry Human history of Minnesota's forests, interpreted via a visitor center, early-20th-century logging camp, 1930s U.S. Forest Service station, nature trails, and environmental programs. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[96]
Fort Belmont Jackson
43°38′13″N 95°0′17″W / 43.63694°N 95.00472°W / 43.63694; -95.00472 (Fort Belmont)
Jackson Southwest Minnesota Military Recreated 1860s pioneer fort, plus other historic and replica structures including a sod house, blacksmith shop, farmhouse, and 1902 church. Indoor exhibits feature historical vehicles, early music boxes, and dolls.[97]
Fort Ridgely 58FortRidgely.JPG Fairfax
44°27′11″N 94°44′4″W / 44.45306°N 94.73444°W / 44.45306; -94.73444 (Fort Ridgely)
Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Military Indoor exhibits in a reconstructed building and foundation ruins of a frontier U.S. Army fort in service 1853–1867, site of the Battle of Fort Ridgely in 1862. Operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[98]
Freeborn County Historical Museum Albert Lea
43°39′35.5″N 93°21′35.5″W / 43.659861°N 93.359861°W / 43.659861; -93.359861 (Freeborn County Historical Museum)
Freeborn Southern Minnesota Local history History of Freeborn County, with period displays and a 19th-century pioneer village.[99]
Fridley History Center Fridley
45°5′11.8″N 93°15′19.6″W / 45.086611°N 93.255444°W / 45.086611; -93.255444 (Fridley History Center)
Anoka Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Artifacts and displays of town history. Operated by the Fridley Historical Society in a 1931 schoolhouse.[100]
Gallery of Wood Art Gallery of Wood Art.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′44″N 93°5′50″W / 44.94556°N 93.09722°W / 44.94556; -93.09722 (Gallery of Wood Art)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Exhibits a variety of contemporary art made from wood, plus educational displays and vintage lathes. Operated by the American Association of Woodturners in Landmark Center.[101]
Gammelgården Museum Gammelgarden Museum.jpg Scandia
45°15′6″N 92°48′28″W / 45.25167°N 92.80778°W / 45.25167; -92.80778 (Gammelgården Museum)
Washington East Central Minnesota Ethnic Interprets Swedish immigration to Minnesota, particularly in the years 1850–1880, through historical buildings and artifacts.[102]
Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life 2005 gibbs 021.jpg Falcon Heights
44°59′35″N 93°11′17″W / 44.99306°N 93.18806°W / 44.99306; -93.18806 (Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open-air 1849 farmstead with original, relocated, and replica buildings, plus replica Dakota dwellings and gardens; operated by the Ramsey County Historical Society.[103]
Gideon H. Pond House Gideon Pond House.jpg Bloomington
44°48′48″N 93°16′16.8″W / 44.81333°N 93.271333°W / 44.81333; -93.271333 (Gideon H. Pond House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1856 house with replica 1852 wing, owned by Gideon Hollister Pond, early missionary to the Dakota. Operated by the city of Bloomington in Pond–Dakota Mission Park.[104][105]
Gilfillan Estate Gilfillan Estate.jpg Morgan
44°27′46″N 94°59′40″W / 44.46278°N 94.99444°W / 44.46278; -94.99444 (Gilfillan Estate)
Redwood Minnesota River Valley Agricultural, historic house Large 1882 farm with an ornate farmhouse, outbuildings, and antique machinery. Operated by the Redwood County Historical Society.[106]
Glensheen Historic Estate Glensheen.JPG Duluth
46°48′54.5″N 92°3′6.5″W / 46.815139°N 92.051806°W / 46.815139; -92.051806 (Glensheen Historic Estate)
St. Louis Arrowhead Historic house 39-room mansion built 1905–08 for entrepreneur Chester Congdon, with much of its original contents and furnishings. Operated by the University of Minnesota Duluth.[107]
Goldstein Museum of Design Goldstein Museum of Design.jpg Falcon Heights
44°59′6.5″N 93°11′0.4″W / 44.985139°N 93.183444°W / 44.985139; -93.183444 (Goldstein Museum of Design)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Research collection and rotating exhibit space dedicated to applied arts such as clothing, pottery, and graphic design. Operated by the University of Minnesota's College of Design.[108]
Goodhue County Historical Society Museum GoodhueCountyHistoryCenter.JPG Red Wing
44°33′33″N 92°32′36.7″W / 44.55917°N 92.543528°W / 44.55917; -92.543528 (Goodhue County Historical Society Museum)
Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Local history Permanent and temporary exhibits on Goodhue County history, including Native Americans, natural history, daily life, and special events. Operated by Minnesota's oldest county historical society, established in 1869.[109]
Gordon Parks Gallery Gordon Parks Gallery.jpg Saint Paul
44°57′28.5″N 93°4′31.3″W / 44.957917°N 93.075361°W / 44.957917; -93.075361 (Gordon Parks Gallery)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Teaching gallery at Metropolitan State University featuring works by Gordon Parks and diverse rotating exhibits.[110]
Grand Portage National Monument Grand Portage National Monument GRPO1767.jpg Grand Portage
47°57′45″N 89°41′5″W / 47.96250°N 89.68472°W / 47.96250; -89.68472 (Grand Portage National Monument)
Cook Arrowhead History Reconstructed North West Company trading post and modern visitor center interpreting Ojibwe heritage and the North American fur trade. Operated by the National Park Service.[111]
Grant County Museum and Veterans' Memorial Hall Elbow Lake
45°59′38.3″N 95°58′33″W / 45.993972°N 95.97583°W / 45.993972; -95.97583 (Grant County Museum and Veterans' Memorial Hall)
Grant Western Minnesota Local history Displays of Grant County history, including paleontology, Native American and pioneer artifacts, and military memorabilia, plus a restored log cabin and one-room school. Operated by the Grant County Historical Society.[112][113]
Great Lakes Aquarium GreatLakesAquarium.jpg Duluth
46°46′44.5″N 92°6′0″W / 46.779028°N 92.10000°W / 46.779028; -92.10000 (Great Lakes Aquarium)
St. Louis Arrowhead Aquarium Aquarium displaying freshwater species from the Great Lakes region and the Amazon River, including birds and otters, plus exhibits on physical sciences.[114]
Greyhound Bus Museum Greyhound Bus Museum.JPG Hibbing
47°26′18″N 92°56′22″W / 47.43833°N 92.93944°W / 47.43833; -92.93944 (Greyhound Bus Museum)
St. Louis Iron Range Transportation Origins of Greyhound Lines, a local enterprise that grew into the world's largest bus company. Features 17 vintage buses including the founders' original 1914 Hupmobile.[115]
Grimm Farm Historic Site Grimm Farm 3.JPG Laketown Township
44°53′5″N 93°43′1″W / 44.88472°N 93.71694°W / 44.88472; -93.71694 (Grimm Farm Historic Site)
Carver Minneapolis–Saint Paul Agricultural 1859 farm of Wendelin Grimm, who developed the first winter-hardy alfalfa in North America, enabling widespread dairy farming in the Upper Midwest. Operated by Three Rivers Park District within Carver Park Reserve.[116]
Gustaf Anderson House History Museum Gustaf Anderson House sunlit.jpg Lindstrom
45°23′23.9″N 92°50′33.4″W / 45.389972°N 92.842611°W / 45.389972; -92.842611 (Gustaf Anderson House History Museum)
Chisago East Central Minnesota Historic house 1890 house of a prosperous immigrant family, with period furnishings. Operated by the Chisago County Historical Society.[117]
Harkin Store HarkinStore1.jpg West Newton
44°23′13″N 94°35′56″W / 44.38694°N 94.59889°W / 44.38694; -94.59889 (Harkin Store)
Nicollet Minnesota River Valley History 1870s general store with much of its original merchandise on display. Operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[118]
Hay Lake School and Erickson Log Home Johannes Erickson House.jpg Scandia
45°13′54″N 92°49′13″W / 45.23167°N 92.82028°W / 45.23167; -92.82028 (Hay Lake School and Erickson Log Home)
Washington East Central Minnesota Historic house, school 1868 homesteaders' cabin and 1896 school. Operated by the Washington County Historical Society.[119]
Headwaters Science Center Bemidji
47°28′20″N 94°52′54″W / 47.47222°N 94.88167°W / 47.47222; -94.88167 (Headwaters Science Center)
Beltrami Northern Minnesota Science Science and technology exhibits with an emphasis on hands-on activities for all ages.[120]
Hennepin History Museum Hennepin History 2.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′36.5″N 93°16′21″W / 44.960139°N 93.27250°W / 44.960139; -93.27250 (Hennepin History Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Hennepin County history. Operated by the Hennepin County Historical Society in a 1919 mansion.[121]
Heritage Museum and Wind Power Learning Center Lake Benton
44°15′38.2″N 96°17′16.5″W / 44.260611°N 96.287917°W / 44.260611; -96.287917 (Heritage Museum and Wind Power Learning Center)
Lincoln Southwest Minnesota Industry, local history Exhibits on local history and wind power, a major resource in the Buffalo Ridge area.[122]
Heritage Village East Grand Forks
47°56′41″N 97°1′0″W / 47.94472°N 97.01667°W / 47.94472; -97.01667 (Heritage Village)
Polk Red River Valley Open-air Historical and replica buildings, with tours and living history demonstrations.[123]
Hewitt Museum Hewitt
46°19′39.7″N 95°5′2.5″W / 46.327694°N 95.084028°W / 46.327694; -95.084028 (Hewitt Museum)
Todd Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and memorabilia housed in a 1911 school building. Operated by the Hewitt Historical Society.[124]
Hibbing Historical Museum Hibbing
47°25′24″N 92°56′14″W / 47.42333°N 92.93722°W / 47.42333; -92.93722 (Hibbing Historical Museum)
St. Louis Iron Range Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits of city history, including scale models of Hibbing in 1893 and 1913, a fully furnished replica house, and logging and mining displays.[125]
Highpoint Center for Printmaking Minneapolis
44°56′55″N 93°17′29″W / 44.94861°N 93.29139°W / 44.94861; -93.29139 (Highpoint Center for Printmaking)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Two galleries with rotating exhibits of local, national, and international printmaking.[126]
Hill-Annex Mine State Park Hill-Annex Mine State Park.jpg Marble
47°20′9″N 93°16′1″W / 47.33583°N 93.26694°W / 47.33583; -93.26694 (Hill-Annex Mine State Park)
Itasca Iron Range Mining Tours of an open-pit iron mine active 1913–1978, with exhibits and period rooms in a former clubhouse building. Operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.[127]
Hillstrom Museum of Art St. Peter
44°19′27″N 93°58′15″W / 44.32417°N 93.97083°W / 44.32417; -93.97083 (Hillstrom Museum of Art)
Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Art Permanent and rotating displays of international, national, regional, student, and faculty art. Part of Gustavus Adolphus College.[128]
Hinckley Fire Museum Hinckley Fire Museum.jpg Hinckley
46°0′54″N 92°56′36″W / 46.01500°N 92.94333°W / 46.01500; -92.94333 (Hinckley Fire Museum)
Pine East Central Minnesota Local history Interprets the devastating Great Hinckley Fire of 1894 and the subsequent rebuilding of the town and conversion from lumber to agriculture. Housed in an 1895 railway station.[129]
Historic Chippewa City Montevideo
44°56′23″N 95°43′38″W / 44.93972°N 95.72722°W / 44.93972; -95.72722 (Historic Chippewa City)
Chippewa Minnesota River Valley Open-air Replica of a late-19th-century village with 24 buildings, including log cabins, a church, shops, and a one-room schoolhouse. Operated by the Chippewa County Historical Society.[130]
Historic Forestville ForestvilleMNbridge.jpg Preston
43°38′34″N 92°12′54″W / 43.64278°N 92.21500°W / 43.64278; -92.21500 (Historic Forestville)
Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Living history Living history demonstrations themed to 1899 in and around an original general store, attached residence, farm buildings, gardens, and bridge. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society within Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park.[131]
Historic Fort Snelling Fort Snelling Round Tower.JPG Fort Snelling
44°53′34″N 93°10′51″W / 44.89278°N 93.18083°W / 44.89278; -93.18083 (Historic Fort Snelling)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Military Restored frontier Army fort constructed at a key river junction in the 1820s, and associated with Native American history, the fur trade, Dred Scott, the Dakota War of 1862, and the World Wars. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[132]
History Center of Olmsted County StoppelFarm.JPG Rochester
44°0′23″N 92°30′36″W / 44.00639°N 92.51000°W / 44.00639; -92.51000 (History Center of Olmsted County)
Olmsted Southeast Minnesota Local history Permanent and temporary exhibits on local history like the Mayo Clinic, plus 46-acre (19 ha) grounds with historic and replica buildings, including the George Stoppel Farmstead, an 1860s cabin and baseball diamond, and an 1880s school.[133]
History Museum of East Otter Tail County Perham
44°35′44″N 95°34′14″W / 44.59556°N 95.57056°W / 44.59556; -95.57056 (History Museum of East Otter Tail County)
Otter Tail Vikingland Local history Displays on local domestic, economic, and social life, including Native American artifacts, the Otter Tail River, area towns, quilting, and the early tourist trade. Housed in an 1887 stone church.[134]
Hjemkomst Center Hopperstad Stave Church Replica 6.jpg Moorhead
46°52′40″N 96°46′43″W / 46.87778°N 96.77861°W / 46.87778; -96.77861 (Hjemkomst Center)
Clay Red River Valley Local history Exhibits on Clay County history, plus full-size replicas of Norway's Hopperstad Stave Church and the Gokstad ship. Operated by the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County.[135]
Holz Farm Holz.jpg Eagan
44°47′16″N 93°6′56″W / 44.78778°N 93.11556°W / 44.78778; -93.11556 (Holz Farm)
Dakota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Agricultural, living history Family farm interpreting rural life from the Great Depression to World War II. Operated by the city of Eagan.[136]
Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House.jpg Belle Plaine
44°37′35.7″N 93°45′56″W / 44.626583°N 93.76556°W / 44.626583; -93.76556 (Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House)
Scott Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1871 house furnished to depict three periods of Belle Plaine history—1850s–60s, Victorian Era, and early 20th century—while local memorabilia is on display in the carriage house. Operated by the Belle Plaine Historical Society.[137]
Hopkins Historical Society Museum Hopkins
44°55′32.5″N 93°25′1.5″W / 44.925694°N 93.417083°W / 44.925694; -93.417083 (Hopkins Historical Society Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Local memorabilia and archival material on such topics as the Minneapolis-Moline tractor company, Czech American history, homes and businesses, and Hopkins' long-running Raspberry Festival.[138]
Houston County Historical Society Museum Caledonia
43°38′3″N 91°29′4″W / 43.63417°N 91.48444°W / 43.63417; -91.48444 (Houston County Historical Society Museum)
Houston Southeast Minnesota Local history, open-air Local history collections including farm equipment and photographs, plus historic buildings on the grounds including an 1862 church, 1878 one-room schoolhouse, and 1880 log cabin.[139]
Hubbard County Historical Museum Hubbard County Courthouse.jpg Park Rapids
46°55′11″N 95°3′53.5″W / 46.91972°N 95.064861°W / 46.91972; -95.064861 (Hubbard County Historical Museum)
Hubbard Central Minnesota Local history Period rooms—such as a Victorian parlor and one-room schoolhouse—and exhibits of local artifacts like vintage clothing, military memorabilia, and communication equipment displayed in a 1900 county courthouse.[140]
Independence Town Hall Museum Independence Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Pioneer-era artifacts housed in a former town hall. Operated by the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association.[141]
International Wolf Center International Wolf Center Entrance.jpg Ely
47°54′21″N 91°49′40″W / 47.90583°N 91.82778°W / 47.90583; -91.82778 (International Wolf Center)
St. Louis Arrowhead Natural history Education and research facility dedicated to wolves, with exhibits, programs, and a 1.25-acre (0.51 ha) habitat with live wolves.[142]
Iron Range Historical Society Research Museum IronRangeHistoricalSociety.JPG Gilbert
47°29′11.5″N 92°28′0.5″W / 47.486528°N 92.466806°W / 47.486528; -92.466806 (Iron Range Historical Society Research Museum)
St. Louis Iron Range Local history Archive of local history materials, including photographs and law enforcement accessories. Housed in the former police station of a 1915 municipal hall.[143]
Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center Cambridge
45°34′37″N 93°11′33″W / 45.57694°N 93.19250°W / 45.57694; -93.19250 (Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center)
Isanti East Central Minnesota Local history Local history collections and archives, adjacent to an 1872 log cabin and other historical buildings.[144]
Itasca Heritage Center Grand Rapids Itasca Iron Range Local history Operated by the Itasca County Historical Society, includes exhibits about the woolly mammoth, Judy Garland and the Gumm family, paper industry, Native Americans, pioneers[145]
In Their Own Words Perham Otter Tail Vikingland Military website, interactive exhibits and oral histories of soldiers, prisoners of war and the effects of war on communities
Jackson County Historical Museum Lakefield Jackson Southwest Minnesota Local history Operated by the Jackson County Historical Society[146][147]
James J. Hill House James J. Hill House 2013.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′42″N 93°6′32″W / 44.94500°N 93.10889°W / 44.94500; -93.10889 (James J. Hill House)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Gilded Age mansion of railroad magnate James J. Hill, completed in 1891. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[148]
Jeffers Petroglyphs Jeffers Petroglyphs Turtle.jpg Comfrey
44°5′26″N 95°3′28.5″W / 44.09056°N 95.057917°W / 44.09056; -95.057917 (Jeffers Petroglyphs)
Cottonwood Southwest Minnesota Native American Rock outcrop bearing some 4,000 Native American petroglyphs carved in a period spanning 7,000 to 250 years ago, plus a visitor center with exhibits. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[149]
John H. Stevens House John H. Stevens House.JPG Minneapolis
44°54′50″N 93°12′35″W / 44.91389°N 93.20972°W / 44.91389; -93.20972 (John H. Stevens House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1849 house of Minneapolis pioneer John H. Stevens, site of much early civic activity. Hauled to its current location in Minnehaha Park in 1896 by teams of schoolchildren.[150]
Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery Grand Marais
47°44′58.5″N 90°20′8″W / 47.749583°N 90.33556°W / 47.749583; -90.33556 (Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery)
Cook Arrowhead Art Gallery featuring the art of settler Anna Johnson (1881–1944), plus rotating exhibits of local, regional, and national artists. Operated by the Cook County Historical Society.[151]
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Old Sibley Courthouse 2.JPG Henderson
47°44′58.5″N 90°20′8″W / 47.749583°N 90.33556°W / 47.749583; -90.33556 (Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center)
Sibley Minnesota River Valley Local history Displays include a replica tipi and 1850s land office, and a topographical map of the Minnesota River, plus exhibits on town founder Joseph R. Brown and riverboats. Housed in an 1879 courthouse.[152]
J.R. Watkins House JRWatkinsHouse.jpg Plainview
44°10′0.4″N 92°10′12.8″W / 44.166778°N 92.170222°W / 44.166778; -92.170222 (J.R. Watkins House)
Wabasha Southeast Minnesota Historic house Home from 1868 to 1885 of J.W. Watkins, founder of what is now Watkins Incorporated. Displays include period furnishings and Watkins' early products.[153]
Judy Garland Museum Grand Rapids
47°12′21.8″N 93°31′47″W / 47.206056°N 93.52972°W / 47.206056; -93.52972 (Judy Garland Museum)
Itasca Iron Range Biographical Childhood home of actress and singer Judy Garland, displaying memorabilia from her life and the film The Wizard of Oz.[154]
Julian H. Sleeper House Saint Paul
44°56′21.5″N 93°7′43″W / 44.939306°N 93.12861°W / 44.939306; -93.12861 (Julian H. Sleeper House)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gilded Age decorative arts displayed in an 1884 home, exhibited by the owner by appointment. Collection was formerly the basis of the Gowie-Nonnand House Museum in New Haven, Connecticut.[155]
Kanabec History Center Mora Kanabec East Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Kanabec County Historical Society, exhibition hall, reference library, art gallery
Kandiyohi County Museum Willmar Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, includes railroad station rooms and a locomotive, early transportation, pioneer & Native American artifacts, a horse-drawn fire engine, one room schoolhouse and other local history exhibits
Karl Oskar House Lindstrom Chisago East Central Minnesota Ethnic Home that was the inspiration for author Vilhelm Moberg's The Emigrants series, demonstrates Swedish heritage, located in Ki-Chi-Saga Park[156][157]
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Duluth St. Louis Arrowhead History Changing exhibits based on the collections
Katherine E. Nash Gallery Katherine E. Nash Gallery (U of M).JPG Minneapolis
44°58′9″N 93°14′32″W / 44.96917°N 93.24222°W / 44.96917; -93.24222 (Katherine E. Nash Gallery)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Part of the University of Minnesota, features changing exhibits of local and national art
Kensington Historical Museum Kensington Douglas Vikingland Local history Operated by the Kensington Area Heritage Society, open by appointment[158]
Kittson County History Center and Museum Lake Bronson Kittson Red River Valley Local history Operated by the Kittson County Historical Society[159][160]
Knute Nelson House Knute Nelson House.jpg Alexandria Douglas Vikingland Historic house Operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, restored turn-of-the-20th-century home of U.S. Senator Knute Nelson[161]
Koochiching Historical Museums International Falls Koochiching Northern Minnesota Local history Includes Koochiching Historical Museum with local history exhibits, and attached Bronko Nagurski Museum about 1930s-1940s football player Bronko Nagurski, located in Smokey Bear Park[162][163]
Kremer House Library and Museum Minnesota Lake Faribault Southern Minnesota Local history [164]
Lac qui Parle History Center Madison Lac qui Parle Western Minnesota Open-air website, complex includes Lac qui Parle County Museum, 1870s log cabin, 1887 rural schoolhouse, agriculture equipment and early transportation, study of poet Robert Bly, operated by the Lac qui Parle Historical Society
Lac qui Parle Mission Lac qui Parle Mission.JPG Montevideo
45°1′25.5″N 95°52′5.4″W / 45.023750°N 95.868167°W / 45.023750; -95.868167 (Lac qui Parle Mission)
Chippewa Minnesota River Valley History Reconstructed 1835 mission where the first Dakota language dictionary and Bible were compiled. Operated by the Chippewa County Historical Society.[165]
Lake County Historical Depot Museum DMIR Depot 004.JPG Two Harbors
47°1′8″N 91°40′12″W / 47.01889°N 91.67000°W / 47.01889; -91.67000 (Depot Museum (Two Harbors))
Lake Arrowhead Local history
Lake of the Woods County Museum Baudette Lake of the Woods Northern Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Lake of the Woods County Historical Society, includes representative homestead, general store, country school, newspaper office and blacksmith shop exhibits, agriculture equipment, natural history and geology, pioneer and Native American settlements, local industries and communities
Lake Superior Railroad Museum DSSA RS-1.jpg Duluth St. Louis Arrowhead Railroad Part of the Duluth Depot, features many locomotives and over 40 pieces of rolling stock
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Duluth St. Louis Arrowhead Maritime History and operations of upper lakes commercial shipping and the Aerial Lift Bridge; part of Canal Park
The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park Shakopee Scott Minneapolis–Saint Paul Living history Part of Three Rivers Park District, formerly Historic Murphy's Landing, depicts life in the Lower Minnesota River Valley from the 1840s – 1890s
Landmark Center Landmark Center.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Multiple Historic building that features a gallery about the center, the Landmark Center Archive Gallery with local history exhibits, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments, Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum WalnutGroveLauraMuseum.JPG Walnut Grove Redwood Southwest Minnesota Biographical website, history of the family of author Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove, includes a depot, chapel, onion-domed house, dugout display, schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display
Lawshe Memorial Museum South Saint Paul Dakota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society[166]
LeDuc Historic Estate William G. LeDuc House.jpg Hastings Dakota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society, Victorian period mansion[166]
Le Sueur Museum Le Sueur Le Sueur Minnesota River Valley Local history Includes history of the Green Giant Company, radio room, early schools and hotels, post office, agriculture, art, military and bands in Le Sueur[167]
Lincoln County Pioneer Museum Hendricks Lincoln Southwest Minnesota Open-air Six buildings that represent a pioneer town from the late 1800s and early 1900s[168][169]
Lower Sioux Agency Interpretive Center Lower Sioux Agency Interpretive Center.JPG Sherman Township Redwood Minnesota River Valley Native American History center and open-air museum on Dakota life before, during, and after the Dakota War of 1862. Co-managed by the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation and the Minnesota Historical Society.[170]
Lund-Hoel House John G. Lund House.jpg Canby Yellow Medicine Southwest Minnesota Historic house website, turn-of-the-century Victorian period house
Lyle's Logging Camp and Museum Cass Lake Cass Central Minnesota Industry, local history Reconstructed early-20th-century logging camp and adjacent museum housed in a former railway station.[171]
Lyon County Museum Marshall Lyon Southwest Minnesota Local history website
Mantorville Restoration House Mantorville Dodge Southeast Minnesota Historic house website, 1856 former county office building and jail, also adjacent 1850s log cabin and carriage house
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Lyon Southwest Minnesota Art website, changing exhibits
Martin County Historical Society Pioneer Museum Fairmont Martin Southwest Minnesota Local history website, period displays
McIntosh Heritage & Arts Center McIntosh Polk Red River Valley Local history [172]
McLeod County Historical Society Hutchinson McLeod West Central Minnesota Local history website, history of the communities in McLeod County, also paintings of wildlife artist Les Kouba
Meeker County Historical Museum GAR Hall Litchfield.jpg Litchfield Meeker West Central Minnesota Local history
Melrose Area Museum Melrose Stearns Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Melrose Historical Society, exhibits include military, business memorabilia, clothing, kitchen and household items, furniture, religious items, local sports and photographs
Mill City Museum Gold Medal Flour-Mill City-2007-03-12.jpg Minneapolis
44°58′43.5″N 93°15′26″W / 44.978750°N 93.25722°W / 44.978750; -93.25722 (Mill City Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Industry Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society, history of the flour milling industry in Minneapolis
Mille Lacs County Historical Society Depot Museum GN Depot Princeton 3.jpg Princeton Mille Lacs East Central Minnesota Railroad
Mille Lacs Indian Museum Onamia Mille Lacs East Central Minnesota Native American Culture of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society
Millersburg Schoolhouse Museum Millersburg Rice Southeast Minnesota Education website, founded and supported by the Christdala Preservation Association
Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Montevideo Milwaukee Road Depot.jpg Montevideo Chippewa Minnesota River Valley Railroad History of the Milwaukee Road in the area
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery MCAD Gallery.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′25″N 93°16′29″W / 44.95694°N 93.27472°W / 44.95694; -93.27472 (Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Contemporary art and design exhibitions
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis Institute of Arts.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′31″N 93°16′26″W / 44.95861°N 93.27389°W / 44.95861; -93.27389 (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Features an encyclopedic collection of approximately 100,000 objects[173] spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collection includes paintings, photographs, prints and drawings, textiles, architecture, and decorative arts. There are collections of African art and art from Oceania and the Americas, and an especially strong collection of Asian art, called "one of the finest and most comprehensive Asian art collections in the country".[174] The Asian collection includes Chinese architecture, jades,[175] bronzes, and ceramics.[174]
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Minneapolis
44°58′12″N 93°17′20.5″W / 44.97000°N 93.289028°W / 44.97000; -93.289028 (Minneapolis Sculpture Garden)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Features 40 modern and contemporary sculptures and installations in an 11-acre (45,000 m2) park located adjacent to the Walker Art Center. The garden is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Walker Art Center.
Minnehaha Depot Minnehaha Depot.jpg Minneapolis
44°54′51″N 93°12′40.8″W / 44.91417°N 93.211333°W / 44.91417; -93.211333 (Minnehaha Depot)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum, 1875 depot on the Milwaukee Road line with railroad exhibits
Minnesota Air National Guard Museum Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Military website, aircraft and memorabilia, open on event days
Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.jpg St. Cloud Stearns Central Minnesota Sports Memorabilia from Minnesota's numerous minor league, town, school, and club baseball teams. Housed in the River's Edge Convention Center.[176]
Minnesota Children's Museum Mnchildrensmuseum.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Children's
Minnesota Discovery Center Minnesota Discovery Center.JPG Chisholm St. Louis Iron Range Mining Formerly Ironworld Discovery Center, area's mining and local history
Minnesota Governor's Residence Minnesota Governor's Residence.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Tours offered by the Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota History Center Minnesota Historical Society 20060917.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul History Main museum of the Minnesota Historical Society, history of Minnesota, also changing exhibits of national and international history
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum Alexandria
45°53′24.5″N 95°22′45.7″W / 45.890139°N 95.379361°W / 45.890139; -95.379361 (Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum)
Douglas Vikingland Maritime Exhibits on the regional heritage of elegant lake resorts, boating, and fishing.[177]
Minnesota Machinery Museum Hanley Falls Yellow Medicine Southwest Minnesota Agriculture website, features 5 buildings with agriculture equipment and farm life displays
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winslow Homer - Three Schooners at Anchor, Gloucester (1880).jpg Winona
44°3′34.5″N 91°39′27″W / 44.059583°N 91.65750°W / 44.059583; -91.65750 (Minnesota Marine Art Museum)
Winona Southeast Minnesota Art Features oil paintings, watercolors and three-dimensional marine art objects, folk art, photographs and maps focusing on river life
Minnesota Military Museum Wiki Museum Building.jpg Little Falls Morrison Central Minnesota Military Located in Camp Ripley
Minnesota Museum of American Art Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Focus on regional and Minnesota artists
Minnesota Museum of Mining Minnesota Museum of Mining.JPG Chisholm St. Louis Iron Range Mining website, iron mining
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame New Ulm Brown Minnesota River Valley Music Exhibits honor Minnesota music legends like Bob Dylan, Prince, Whoopee John Wilfahrt, Harold Loeffelmacher, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland and also ethnic music like polkas
Minnesota Pioneer Park Annandale
45°15′19″N 94°6′38″W / 45.25528°N 94.11056°W / 45.25528; -94.11056 (Minnesota Pioneer Park)
Wright West Central Minnesota Open-air website, turn-of-the-20th-century pioneer life, includes church, school, general store, log cabin, sod house, barber shop, blacksmith, agricultural and historical museum displays, dentist office, doctor's office, funeral parlor, town hall, jail, harness shop, milliner, pharmacy, post office, depot
Minnesota State Capitol Minnesota State Capitol 5.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul History
Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum.jpg Owatonna Steele Southeast Minnesota History History of orphanage from 1886 to 1945
Minnesota Streetcar Museum Msm78.jpg Minneapolis
45°55′39.3″N 93°18′34″W / 45.927583°N 93.30944°W / 45.927583; -93.30944 (Minnesota Streetcar Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Transportation Five operable streetcars, three from Twin Cities Rapid Transit fleet and two from the Duluth Street Railway Company
Minnesota Transportation Museum Jackson Street Roundhouse.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Jackson Street Roundhouse location in St. Paul features equipment and regional railroad history
Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum Falcon Heights Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Medical website, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Monongalia Historical Society and Museum New London Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Local history [178]
Moose Lake Agate and Geological Center Moose Lake Agate and Geological Interpretive Center.jpg Moose Lake Carlton Iron Range Geology Exhibit hall on Lake Superior agates (the state gemstone) and the geology of Minnesota. Located in Moose Lake State Park.[179]
Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum Moose Lake Soo Depot 1.jpg Moose Lake Carlton Iron Range Local history Exhibits about area railroads and the 1918 Cloquet Fire
Mower County Historical Society Austin Mower Southeast Minnesota Open-air website, includes Log Cabin Museum, Rural School Museum, Rahilly Museum with farm equipment and vehicles, Rural Life Museum about farm life, Arts Museum with art and exhibit about rural churches, Wayside Chapel, Pioneer Museum including the Mower County courtroom display, Railroad Museum with railroad cars and depot, Fireman's Museum, Blacksmith Shop, Hormel Museum about the George A. Hormel Company, Communications Museum, Native American Museum
Murray County Historical Museum Murray County Museum.JPG Slayton Murray Southwest Minnesota Local history website, exhibits include a church replica, country store, railroad display, early radios and phonographs, tools and machinery, Native American artifacts, furniture and glassware
Museum of Lake Minnetonka TCRT Express Boat Minnehaha.jpg Excelsior Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Maritime Steamboat Minnehaha cruises between Excelsior and Wayzata
Museum of Russian Art Museum of Russian Art, June 2014.jpg Minneapolis
44°54′12″N 93°16′34″W / 44.90333°N 93.27611°W / 44.90333; -93.27611 (Museum of Russian Art)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Russian art from the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Soviet-era art
National Eagle Center National Eagle Center 1.JPG Wabasha
44°23′3″N 92°1′53″W / 44.38417°N 92.03139°W / 44.38417; -92.03139 (National Eagle Center)
Wabasha Southeast Minnesota Natural history Live rehabilitated eagles and eagle, wildlife, and conservation exhibits
Nemeth Art Center Hubbard County Courthouse.jpg Park Rapids Hubbard Central Minnesota Art website, features permanent collection of 15th–19th century European paintings, changing art exhibits and historical displays, located in the former Hubbard County Courthouse
New Brighton History Center New Brighton Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad website, an 1887 railroad depot museum of railroad artifacts, historical pictures, area maps, caboose, railroad work cart, baggage carts and mail cart, operated by the New Brighton Historical Society
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center New York Mills Otter Tail Vikingland Art website, rural art and culture center, changing art exhibits
North American Bear Center Ely St. Louis Arrowhead Natural history Exhibits about the natural history of bears found in North America, live American black bear ambassadors[180]
North Oaks Farm 2009-0810-NorthOaks-HillBlacksmith.jpg North Oaks Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Farm Preserved 5-acre farm with dairy, blacksmith shop and red barn, open for events
North Saint Paul Historical Society Museum North St. Paul
45°0′54.4″N 92°59′11.7″W / 45.015111°N 92.986583°W / 45.015111; -92.986583 (North Saint Paul Historical Society Museum)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum NorthShoreCommercialFishingMuseum.jpg Tofte
47°34′34″N 90°49′53.5″W / 47.57611°N 90.831528°W / 47.57611; -90.831528 (North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum)
Cook Arrowhead Industry, maritime Exhibits celebrating the people and technology that established commercial fishing on the harsh North Shore of Lake Superior.[181]
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting North Star Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting.jpg North St. Paul
45°0′52″N 92°59′15″W / 45.01444°N 92.98750°W / 45.01444; -92.98750 (North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting)
Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Scouting Collection of over 150,000 items on the history of scouting in the Upper Midwest.[182]
North West Company Fur Post NorthWestCompanyFurPost.jpg Pine City Pine East Central Minnesota Living history Reconstructed post from the winter of 1804-05
Northfield Historical Society Museum Scriver Bldg.jpg Northfield Rice Southeast Minnesota Local history website, housed in the last bank Jesse James tried to rob
Old Home Town Museum Stephen Marshall Red River Valley Local history website, features period displays, household items, agriculture equipment, personal collections
Old Town Hall History Center Bloomington Town Hall.jpg Bloomington Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Bloomington Historical Society
Oliver H. Kelley Farm Kelley Farm.jpg Elk River Sherburne Central Minnesota Agricultural, living history 1860s working farm
Osakis Area Heritage Center Osakis Douglas Vikingland Local history information
Otter Tail County Historical Museum Fergus Falls Otter Tail Vikingland Local history website, exhibits include dioramas and period rooms featuring area natural history, Native Americans, European settlement, agriculture and farm life, and a recreation of a 1910s Main Street
Owatonna Arts Center Owatonna Steele Southeast Minnesota Art website
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.JPG St. Louis Park Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Technology Vintage radio and television equipment
Paynesville Area Historical Museum Paynesville Stearns Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Paynesville Area Historical Society
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village Thief River Falls Pennington Red River Valley Open-air website, operated by the Pennington County Historical Society, replica early 20th century village including a museum, two railroad depots, one-room schoolhouse, church, log houses, general store, two-story Victorian house, blacksmith shop and barber shop
Peterson Station Museum PetersonStation.jpg Peterson Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material in an 1877 railway station.[183]
Phelps Mill Phelps Mill.jpg Underwood Otter Tail Vikingland Industry Turn-of-the-20th-century flour mill is open for seasonal self-guided tours
Pickwick Mill PickwickMill.JPG Pickwick
43°58′49.4″N 91°29′48.2″W / 43.980389°N 91.496722°W / 43.980389; -91.496722 (Pickwick Mill)
Winona Southeast Minnesota Industry 150-year-old working model of a commercial gristmill
Pine Island Area History Center Pine Island Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Pine Island Historical Society
Pipestone County Museum Pipestone Commercial HD 3.jpg Pipestone Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Pipestone County Historical Society
Pipestone National Monument Pipestone National Monument PIPE2130.jpg Pipestone Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Native American Pipestone quarry and exhibits
Plainview Area History Center Plainview
44°9′51.5″N 92°10′18″W / 44.164306°N 92.17167°W / 44.164306; -92.17167 (Plainview Area History Center)
Wabasha Southeast Minnesota Local history Housed in a former church[184]
Polaris Experience Center Roseau Roseau Northern Minnesota Industry website, history of Polaris Industries, manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs, motorbikes and other vehicles
Polish Cultural Institute and Museum PolishMuseumWinonaMN.jpg Winona
44°3′2.7″N 91°37′40.8″W / 44.050750°N 91.628000°W / 44.050750; -91.628000 (Polish Cultural Institute and Museum)
Winona Southeast Minnesota Ethnic Polish immigrant life in Winona and the surrounding areas
Polk County Museum Crookston Polk Red River Valley Open-air website, operated by the Polk County Historical Society, includes museum with period room displays, household items, general store, doctor’s office, barbershop, communications center (telephone and switchboard center), an 1870 log house, two room prairie house, blacksmith shop, a one room school house and a church
Pope County Museum & History Center Pope County Historical Museum.jpg Glenwood Pope Vikingland Local history website, operated by the Pope County Historical Society
Prairie Village Ada Norman Red River Valley Open-air Operated by the Norman County Minnesota Historical Society, 12 historic buildings that tell the story of the county’s beginning[185][186]
Purcell-Cutts House Purcell and Elmslie Purcell-Cutts House MIA 9092.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′33.3″N 93°18′3″W / 44.959250°N 93.30083°W / 44.959250; -93.30083 (Purcell-Cutts House)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1913 Prairie School style house, operated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, located in the North Lobby of the Landmark Center
Raptor Ridge Museum Spicer Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Natural history Private collection of Native American artifacts, dinosaur bones and fossils, seashells, butterflies, rocks and minerals[187]
Red River History Museum Shelly Norman Red River Valley Local history Includes 3 working looms, exhibits on local doctors, schools, military uniforms and old toys, operated by the Norman County Historical Society in a former school[185][186]
Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum Crookston Polk Red River Valley Agriculture website, sugarbeet and agriculture related equipment and memorabilia
Red Wing Marine Museum Red Wing Waterworks.jpg Red Wing Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Industry A collection of boat motors manufactured by a notable local company in operation 1902–1979, plus rotating exhibits on boat and river history, housed in an 1884 waterworks.[188]
Red Wing Pottery Museum Red Wing Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Pottery website, creation and examples of Red Wing Pottery, operated by the Red Wing Collectors Society
Redwood County Museum Redwood County Poor Farm.jpg Redwood Falls Redwood Minnesota River Valley Local history Operated by the Redwood County Historical Society, includes period rooms, artifacts of local history and culture
R. D. Hubbard House 2009-0805-MN-Mankato-HubbardHouse.jpg Mankato Blue Earth Minnesota River Valley Historic house Victorian period house, operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society
Renville County Historical Museum Morton Renville Minnesota River Valley Local history Operated by the Renville County Historical Society[189][190]
Rice County Museum of History Rice County Museum of History.jpg Faribault Rice Southeast Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Rice County Historical Society, exhibits include a Main Street business display, notable residents, natural history, military history, Sellner Manufacturing
Richfield History Center RichfieldhHistoryCenter sign.JPG Richfield
44°52′40″N 93°17′17″W / 44.87778°N 93.28806°W / 44.87778; -93.28806 (Richfield History Center)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Richfield Historical Society, provides tours of the historic Riley Lucas Bartholomew House
Rochester Art Center Rochester Olmsted Southeast Minnesota Art Changing exhibits of contemporary art
Roseau County Museum Roseau Roseau Northern Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Roseau County Historical Society
Roseau Pioneer Farm and Village Roseau Roseau Northern Minnesota Open-air website, includes over 15 historic buildings
Rourke Art Museum Rourke Art Museum.jpg Moorhead Clay Red River Valley Art Works from around the world and many traditions
Runestone Museum Alexandria Douglas Vikingland Open-air website, includes Kensington Runestone, pioneer period rooms, Minnesota natural history dioramas, early photos, Norse history, Native American exhibit, and restored Fort Alexandria with school and general store
St. James Historical Museum St. James Watonwan Southern Minnesota Local history Operated by the St. James Chapter Watonwan County Historical Society in the Little White Historical Church[191]
St. Louis County Historical Society Museum Duluth St. Louis Arrowhead Local history website, part of the Duluth Depot
St. Peter State Hospital Museum St. Peter Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Medical Museum about former psychiatric treatment facility later known as St. Peter Regional Treatment Center, open by appointment[192][193]
Saint Benedict's Monastery 2009-0522-MN-SaintBens.jpg St. Joseph Stearns Central Minnesota Religious Includes the Haehn Museum with exhibits about the history of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict
Sauk Centre Area Historical Society Museum Sauk Centre Carnegie Library.jpg Sauk Centre Stearns Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material housed in a 1904 Carnegie library.[194][195]
Saum Schools Saum School.jpg Battle Township Beltrami Northern Minnesota School One-room log school (1903) and two-story frame schoolhouse (1912) built as on of Minnesota's first consolidated schools
Schaefer Gallery St. Peter Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Art Art gallery of Gustavus Adolphus College[196]
Schech Mill SchechsMill.jpg Caledonia Houston Southeast Minnesota Industry Late-19th-century working watermill
Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments.JPG Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Music Located in the Landmark Center, historic music instruments, letters and other documents of music history
Schwanke's Car, Tractor and Truck Museum Willmar Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Transportation website, private collection of tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines, gas pumps, signs and more
Science Museum of Minnesota ScienceMuseumOfMinnesota.jpg Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science
Settler's Square Museum Warren Marshall Northern Minnesota Open-air website, information, operated by the Marshall County Historical Society, depicts an 1880s street with store fronts, antique farm machinery and the UFO Sheriff’s car of Marshall County
The Shed Warroad Roseau Northern Minnesota Automobile website, open by appointment, collection of classic and muscle cars, automotive, sports and music memorabilia
Sherburne History Center Becker Sherburne Central Minnesota Local history website
Sibley County Historical Society Museum Poehler House 1.JPG Henderson Sibley West Central Minnesota Local history website, located in the 1880s August F. Poehler House
Sibley House Historic Site Sibley House complex.JPG Mendota Dakota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house American Fur Company trading post, homes of Henry Hastings Sibley and Jean-Baptiste Faribault, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home.jpg Sauk Centre Stearns Central Minnesota Biographical Boyhood home and museum about author Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis Museum Sinclair Lewis Museum.JPG Sauk Centre Stearns Central Minnesota Biographical Displays and artifacts pertaining to author Sinclair Lewis, including his writing desk. Located in the Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center.[197]
Sleepy Eye Area Depot Museum Chicago and North Western Railroad Depot.jpg Sleepy Eye Brown Minnesota River Valley Local history Operated by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society[198][199]
Soo Line Depot Museum Crosby Soo Line Depot 1.jpg Crosby Crow Wing Iron Range Local history Local history and railroads
Somali Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis
44°56′55″N 93°15′11″W / 44.94861°N 93.25306°W / 44.94861; -93.25306 (Somali Museum of Minnesota)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul website, Somali and East African heritage
Soudan Underground Mine State Park MINOS Project in Soudan Mine.jpg Breitung Township St. Louis Iron Range Mining Tours of Minnesota's oldest, deepest and richest iron mine
SMSU Art Museum Marshall Lyon Southwest Minnesota Art Part of Southwest Minnesota State University, two galleries and displays around campus[200]
SMSU Museum of Indigenous Americans Marshall Lyon Southwest Minnesota Art Part of Southwest Minnesota State University, Native American artifacts including pottery, artwork, baskets, projectile points[201]
SMSU Natural History Museum Marshall Lyon Southwest Minnesota Natural history Part of Southwest Minnesota State University, plants and animals of southwest Minnesota[202]
Spam Museum SpamMuseumAustinMN2006-05-20.JPG Austin Mower Southeast Minnesota Food All about Spam
Sperry House Willmar Kandiyohi West Central Minnesota Historic house website, open by appointment with the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 1893 house decorated with turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings
Spirit of Peace Indian Museum Pipestone Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Native American website, local Native American history
Split Rock Lighthouse Split Rock Lighthouse - Lake Superior MN.jpg Two Harbors Lake Arrowhead Maritime Includes the original tower and lens, the fog signal building, the oil house, and the three keepers' houses
Spring Valley Methodist Church Museum Spring Valley Methodist Episcopal Church.jpg Spring Valley Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Local history Housed in former church attended by the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder, local history exhibits, operated by the Spring Valley Community Historical Society
Stans Museum Shakopee Scott Minneapolis–Saint Paul Multiple website, operated by the Scott County Historical Society, history of Scott County and entrepreneur Maurice Stans, African and Native American artifact collections
Staples Historical Society Museum Staples Todd Central Minnesota Local history Period displays[26]
Stearns History Museum Stearns History Museum.jpg St. Cloud Stearns Central Minnesota Local history Two-story museum of Stearns County history, established in 1982 within a 100-acre (40 ha) park.[203]
Stevens County Historical Museum Morris Stevens Vikingland Local history website, operated by the Stevens County Historical Society
Stone House Museum Marine Township Hall.jpg Marine on St. Croix
44°12′0.4″N 92°46′17.8″W / 44.200111°N 92.771611°W / 44.200111; -92.771611 (Stone House Museum)
Washington East Central Minnesota Local history Housed in a former town hall and jail[204]
Swensson Farm Museum Olof Swensson Farmstead.jpg Montevideo
44°52′44″N 95°35′32″W / 44.87889°N 95.59222°W / 44.87889; -95.59222 (Swensson Farm Museum)
Chippewa Minnesota River Valley Agriculture 17-acre (6.9 ha) farmstead of an innovative Swedish immigrant, with a 22-room brick farmhouse and 1880s barn. Operated by the Chippewa County Historical Society.[130]
Swift County History Museum Benson Swift West Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Swift County Historical Society
Terrace Mill Terrace Mill.jpg Sedan
45°30′39″N 95°19′15″W / 45.51083°N 95.32083°W / 45.51083; -95.32083 (Terrace Mill)
Pope Vikingland Open-air website, includes 1903 flour mill, 1870s log cabin, cottage with Scandinavian furnishings and folk art, located in the Terrace Mill Historic District
Todd County Historical Society Museum Long Prairie Todd Central Minnesota Local history Education and research center on Todd County history[205]
Tower Train Museum Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station.jpg Tower St. Louis Arrowhead Railroad Includes 1910 Duluth and Iron Range Railway class K-1 2-8-0 (number 1218) steam locomotive, exhibits of local history, operated by the Tower-Soudan Historical Society
Traverse County Historical Society Museum Wheaton Depot.jpg Wheaton Traverse Western Minnesota Local history Includes replications of a meat market, a dentist’s office, home living quarters and a general store[206]
Treaty Site History Center St. Peter Nicollet Minnesota River Valley Local history website, operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society, includes exhibits about the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
Tweed Museum of Art Duluth St. Louis Arrowhead Art Part of University of Minnesota Duluth, strengths in American landscape painting
Twin City Model Railroad Museum Saint Paul Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad website, located in Bandana Square
Twin Valley Heritage & Art Center Twin Valley Norman Red River Valley Local history website, local history, rotating art gallery and information center
Two Harbors Light Station Two Harbors Light Minnesota.jpg Two Harbors
47°0′50.5″N 91°39′50″W / 47.014028°N 91.66389°W / 47.014028; -91.66389 (Two Harbors Light Station)
Lake Arrowhead Maritime Minnesota's oldest operating lighthouse, completed in 1892. Managed by the Lake County Historical Society, offering tours, exhibits, and bed & breakfast accommodations.[207]
United States Hockey Hall of Fame United States Hockey Hall of Fame.jpg Eveleth St. Louis Arrowhead Sports
Vasa Museum Vasa Museum & Caretaker's House.jpg Vasa
44°30′14″N 92°43′22.5″W / 44.50389°N 92.722917°W / 44.50389; -92.722917 (Vasa Museum)
Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Local history Early area Swedish heritage[208]
Verndale Museum Verndale Wadena Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Verndale Historical Society, open by appointment
Village of Yesteryear Dist14School.jpg Owatonna Steele Southeast Minnesota Open-air website, operated by the Steele County Historical Society, turn-of-the-20th-century village includes two log cabins, railroad station and a caboose, general store/post office, fire station, farm machinery building, blacksmith shop, country school, 1868 Dunnell mansion, and 1891 St. Wenceslaus of Moravia Church
Virginia Area Historical Society Museum Virginia St. Louis Iron Range Local history website, includes exhibits on the logging era, Virginia's two major fires, and the trolley line
Voyageurs National Park VOYA P7120401 Kab VC.jpg International Falls Koochiching Northern Minnesota Local history Museum in visitor center at Rainy Lake Visitor Center, interpretive exhibits at Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center
Wabasha County Historical Museum Reads Landing School.jpg Reads Landing
44°24′4.5″N 92°4′46″W / 44.401250°N 92.07944°W / 44.401250; -92.07944 (Wabasha County Historical Museum)
Wabasha Southeast Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Wabasha County Historical Society in the Reads Landing School
Wadena County Historical Society Museum Wadena Wadena Central Minnesota Local history website
Walker Art Center Walker Art Center.jpg Minneapolis
44°58′5″N 93°17′19″W / 44.96806°N 93.28861°W / 44.96806; -93.28861 (Walker Art Center)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Contemporary art museum with adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Wanda Gág House GagHouse.JPG New Ulm Brown Minnesota River Valley Biographical Home of artist Anton Gág and children's author Wanda Gág
Warden's House Museum Warden's House 3.JPG Stillwater Washington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Turn-of-the-20th-century home used by 13 prison wardens from 1853 to 1914, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Warroad Heritage Center Warroad Roseau Northern Minnesota Local history Exhibits include fishing, industry, ranching, boating, Native Americans and transportation[209]
Waseca County Historical Society Museum Waseca Waseca Southern Minnesota Local history website
Washburn-Zittleman House Museum Spring Valley Fillmore Southeast Minnesota Local history website, includes turn of the 20th century furnishing, quilts, toys, period kitchen, agriculture machinery, operated by the Spring Valley Community Historical Society
Washington County Courthouse Stillwater Courthouse.jpg Stillwater Washington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic site Tours by appointment or self-guided
Watkins Museum & Store Watkins.JPG Winona
44°2′59″N 91°37′43″W / 44.04972°N 91.62861°W / 44.04972; -91.62861 (Watkins Museum & Store)
Winona Southeast Minnesota History website, history and memorabilia from J.R. Watkins Apothecary, now Watkins Incorporated
Watonwan County Historical Center Madelia Watonwan Southern Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Watonwan County Historical Society
Wayzata Depot Wayzata Depot 7.jpg Wayzata Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Operated by the Wayzata Historical Society
Weisman Art Museum Frederick Weisman Museum of Art.jpg Minneapolis
44°58′23″N 93°14′14″W / 44.97306°N 93.23722°W / 44.97306; -93.23722 (Weisman Art Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Art museum with permanent collections of American modernism, Koren furniture, and Mimbres pottery. Operated by the University of Minnesota in a 1993 building designed by Frank Gehry.[210]
Wells Fargo History Museum Minneapolis
44°58′38″N 93°16′13.5″W / 44.97722°N 93.270417°W / 44.97722; -93.270417 (Wells Fargo History Museum)
Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul History Exhibits include an 1863 Concord Stagecoach, a recreated 1900 Town Bank, gold nuggets, coins and paper currency
Westbrook Heritage House Museum Westbrook Depot.jpg Westbrook
44°2′23″N 95°26′7″W / 44.03972°N 95.43528°W / 44.03972; -95.43528 (Westbrook Heritage House Museum)
Cottonwood Southwest Minnesota Local history Restored 1900 depot with local history exhibits and a log cabin from the late 19th century.[211]
West Riverside Museum West Riverside School 2.JPG Cambridge Isanti East Central Minnesota Open-air website, operated by the Isanti County Historical Society, includes restored 20th century schoolhouse, 1859 Edblad Pioneer Log Home
Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association Pioneer Museum Long Lake Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul History website, features period rooms, including the Victorian room, general store, textile room ann music room
Wheels Across the Prairie Museum Wheels Across the Prairie Museum.jpg Tracy
44°14′17″N 95°38′8″W / 44.23806°N 95.63556°W / 44.23806; -95.63556 (Wheels Across the Prairie Museum)
Lyon Southwest Minnesota Open-air website, includes car barn, post office, schoolhouse, train depot, chapel, church, blacksmith shop and pioneer exhibits
White Bear Lake Depot Museum White Bear Lake Ramsey Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad website, operated by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, exhibits of railroad and local history
Wilkin County Historical Museum Breckenridge Wilkin Western Minnesota Local history Operated by the Wilkin County Historical Society[212]
William A. Irvin William Irvin 2.jpg Duluth
46°46′58″N 92°5′50″W / 46.78278°N 92.09722°W / 46.78278; -92.09722 (William A. Irvin)
St. Louis Arrowhead Maritime Retired lake freighter with a 14,000-ton cargo capacity and luxury passenger quarters, in service 1938–1978.[213]
Winnebago Area Museum Winnebago Faribault Southern Minnesota Local history website, houses one of the largest privately held Native American artifacts collections in the state
Winona County History Museum Winona
44°3′9″N 91°38′21″W / 44.05250°N 91.63917°W / 44.05250; -91.63917 (Winona County History Museum)
Winona Southeast Minnesota Local history Operated by the Winona County Historical Society, located in a former National Guard Armory[36]
Wm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor Center Warroad Roseau Northern Minnesota Industry website, history and manufacture of Marvin Windows and Doors
The Works Bloomington Hennepin Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science Technology, engineering and hands-on science
Wright County Heritage Center Humphreycar.jpg Buffalo
45°12′19″N 93°51′48″W / 45.20528°N 93.86333°W / 45.20528; -93.86333 (Wright County Heritage Center)
Wright West Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Wright County Historical Society
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and Museum Yellow Medicine County Museum.jpg Granite Falls
44°48′12.2″N 95°32′45″W / 44.803389°N 95.54583°W / 44.803389; -95.54583 (Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and Museum)
Yellow Medicine Minnesota River Valley Local history [214]
Zumbrota Area Historical Society and Museum Zumbrota Goodhue Southeast Minnesota Local history website

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Arches Museum of Pioneer Life, Lewiston, artifacts, farm machinery, cabin and barn moving to the Winona County Fairgrounds, new museum to be built later by the Winona County Historical Society[36]
  • Arrowhead Bluffs Museum, Wabasha, closed October 2011. Displayed hunting trophies, antique rifles, and Native American artifacts.[215]
  • College of Visual Arts Gallery, Saint Paul, closed 2013. Gallery space of the former College of Visual Arts.
  • Grand Mound History Center, near International Falls.[216][217] Interpreted the prehistoric Grand Mound.
  • Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum[218][219]
  • Mikkelson Collection, Willmar,[220] collection auctioned off in 2012[221]
  • Midwest Music Museum, Bloomington, was located at the Mall of America,[222] no current information
  • Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, website, formerly located at St. Anthony Main, now part of the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Rifle Sport Gallery, a groundbreaking underground art space open 1985-1988 on Block E in downtown Minneapolis.
  • Soderlund Pharmacy Museum, St. Peter[223]
  • Spicer's Classic Car Museum, Chisholm, no current information
  • Story Lady Doll & Toy Museum, Albert Lea, no current information[224]
  • TRACES Center for History and Culture, Saint Paul, closed November 2008,[225] website, formerly at the Landmark Center

See also[edit]

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