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Goodhue County Historical Society

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 am
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Very interesting

A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon E
Bloomington, Minnesota
Welcoming hostess

We primarily wanted to see the Rural Electrification project exhibit. Goodhue County was the site... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Sonia J
Roseville, Minnesota
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1 week ago
“Very interesting”
29 Mar 2018
“Welcoming hostess”
As Minnesota’s oldest county historical society, the Goodhue County Historical Society was chartered in 1869. Our facility features over a dozen exhibit spaces, a full-service research library, and gift shop.
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1166 Oak St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2447
+1 651-388-6024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go in Red Wing.

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We primarily wanted to see the Rural Electrification project exhibit. Goodhue County was the site of a study in the 1920s that showed electrifying farms increased profits 50% in the first years - warm hens lay better; warm cows with ample water give more milk,...More

Thank Sonia J
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I spent the day visiting five museums in Red Wing and the history center was my last stop. I was very impressed. It's is a large facility and very worth the admission. Lots of exhibits of different subjects in history. Very clean. Plus a beautiful...More

1  Thank Jakobeisme
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Many rooms with a different theme of history. Township exibits change each month. There are many interactive historic events. There is a n excellent research room and a good selection of sale items.

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1  Thank lover-of-new-places
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Considering the incredible location and facilities, the actual museum is a little disappointing. Go on a free day and you'll get your "money's worth."

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 28 October 2016

One of the best view high above the River in Red Wing. Nice museum, with lots to see about the early days of Red Wing, Goodhue County.

Thank Azulann
Reviewed 14 October 2016

They have done a lovely job restoring this big old building. There are super displays packed with history, great artifacts and items to look at and learn from. News clippings and pieces of information as well as nicely restored items relating to the area and...More

Thank Marla S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting items from the past. Lots of pictures. They have one area where they periodically change the exhibit. They also have maps, church records, newspaper articles, pictures indexed for genealogy research. Step outside for some great views.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This building houses lots of neat artifacts from long ago. Sometimes I felt like an exhibit had so much written about it that I tended to skip it and go on to the next one. I loved the section that had part of an old...More

1  Thank Linda E
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I can't believe no one has reviewed this museum. Yes, it's a bit hard to find way on top of a hill in a residential area, but the trip up is very interesting as well. Located next door is an interesting old building in a...More

4  Thank cecilia
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Lisa H
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Response from Sonia J | Reviewed this property |
See their website.. $5 for adults.