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Brown County Historical Society

New Ulm, MN
+1 888-727-8386
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Historical gem

Visited this museum to learn about the area and we were pleasantly surprised at all the information... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
via mobile
Brown County Historical Society Aids Research

My wife is doing family genealogical research and Darla, at the Brown County Historical Society... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Bruce H
,
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota people.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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New Ulm, MN
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+1 888-727-8386
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum to learn about the area and we were pleasantly surprised at all the information in this one building. First floor was the German settlers that came to the area and how they lived. The second floor was devoted to WW 1 and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife is doing family genealogical research and Darla, at the Brown County Historical Society, was very helpful. She found records pertaining to our ancestors and provided additional background for us. The Society has interesting historical exhibits in their museum, and the staff are friendly.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This small museum was very nice. You can walk around at your own leisure, no hurry. The outside of the building is gorgeous with lots of history. It is located next to the welcome center which is a must to visit. The lady there was...More

Thank roadtripnuts
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went to the just opened WWI exhibit and were very impressed. It was well put together and very informative. The US Dakotah war exhibit on the 3rd floor is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area. It does a...More

Thank trudioo
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We wanted to look into our heritage and find more info on our family. Museum is top notch with interactive sections.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The building, itself, is worth the stop. But the further surprise is the excellent displays- some that change through the year. The Third Floor Dakota Uprising exhibit was dramatic.The doll house exhibit wonderful. GREAT book store for all books Minnesota.

1  Thank Vissidarte
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Check out all three floors. Local historical items on the first floor. Early drawings by Wanda Gag and German items on the second floor. The treasures are on the third floor for a historical view of the Dakota Conflict.

Thank 123PMC
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Has lots of very local history, The trees around here don't have a lot of branches!!! Some really cool history about immigration from Germany and Germanic countries and how they settled here in the United States.

Thank Tasia H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Absolutely worth the stop. Take the time to check out all of the displays. If your a history nut this is what it is all about.

Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The Brown County Historical Museum was the last stop on our day long school field trip. They divided the groups by age and the volunteers successfully guided us using age appropriate tours. The video on the attack of New Ulm in 1862 was informative, but...More

Thank Connie S
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