Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. See the interior of this 1872 decorative arts masterpiece in a new guided tour on Saturdays during the summer. The home was built by Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor.
The Alexander Ramsey House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Programming today focuses on the lives of the Ramseys and their servants in St. Paul during the late Victorian period, particularly the festive holiday activities that took place at the home. The Carriage House Gift Shop features reproduction Victorian holiday ornaments, books and other gift items. The Ramsey House is open for tours annually from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day and for group tours and field trips by special appointment.
The Minnesota Historical Society has 26 historic sites and museums. These locations feature different types of programs and cover a wide variety of topics--from farming and fashion to ancient rock carvings and historic battles.