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Hormel Historic Home

208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-3036
+1 507-433-4243
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Those Were The Days

Yup. Nowadays it's how fast they can slap together a house. In those days it's was all about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff B
via mobile
Class act!

Fun to walk thru, get some history and visit with the warm and friendly staff! Even ran into some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Built in 1871 The Hormel Historic Home strives to preserve the Home and History of the George A. and Lillian Hormel Family. Our mission is to maintain the home and to honor their family legacy of Hospitality, Music/Arts, Education, and Community Service. Today, it serves as a house museum and Peace Garden along with a 250 seat Carriage Hall Event Center. Our house museum is open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm. Adults are $5 per person and children are free. We feature a kid-friendly tour and scavenger hunt.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“own pace” (3 reviews)
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208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-3036
+1 507-433-4243
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yup. Nowadays it's how fast they can slap together a house. In those days it's was all about craftsmanship. That's the first thing that struck me upon entering the historic home in Austin, MN. The museum is free, donations accepted. It's not far from the...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to walk thru, get some history and visit with the warm and friendly staff! Even ran into some friendly Kiwannians at noon :)

Thank scottm2020
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went on this tour because it was really close to the Spam Museum and we thought it was a waste to drive all the way there spending only at the museum. The overall tour was interesting. It was very stress free and the staff...More

1  Thank kim0mook
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This home was the only house owned by George Hormel, the founded of Hormel foods, in Austin, MN. The home is beautiful but not extravagant for such a prominent member of the community - in fact, really the prominent member. It is typical of solid...More

Thank pgl1206
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was just there for a wedding ceremony and reception, and the outside ceremony was absolutely gorgeous. Enough space to move, plenty of places to hide the bride until it's time, and the inside for the reception had plenty of space to eat and dance. All...More

Thank thil1jul
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Everything about this home is enchanting, the grounds outside to every detail that has been meticulously maintained inside. My best friend will be having her wedding here, and I am beyond excited for the event! The charm of the home is going to make decorating...More

Thank Cassie070707
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful historic home that belonged to the founder of the Hormal Company. Furniture is original as the family went to California for retirement and left the house and it's furnishings to a group that kept it in tact, very nice addition to the SPAM museum

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Austin is all about Hormel, so I thought I'd go and see the Historic home. The house is a mansion right in the middle of town, yet it doesn't look out of place. The landscaping was beyond fantastic, with all the blooming flowers and mature...More

1  Thank chrisluvsk9s
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Run by a private preservation group. Upon entry, They ask for $3 donation for the maintenance of the historic house.

Thank Val S
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited the Historic Home as a part of our visit to Austin and the Spam museum. The house is very well preserved and contains some interesting facts about the Hormel family. The self-guided tour is easy with well signed exhibits. We were met by...More

1  Thank Richard B
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