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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Well preserved and interesting

A fascinating look at an unusual family's life style. The support structure of the family and... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Ernest H
Conway, AR, United States
Must see.

This is an exciting historic mansion. Lots to learn, really takes you back to roots of Rochester... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Rochester, Minnesota
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

A fascinating look at an unusual family's life style. The support structure of the family and house has been well preserved. Of particular interest was the working area of the house. The guides are very well trained and love their work.

1  Thank Ernest H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is an exciting historic mansion. Lots to learn, really takes you back to roots of Rochester. Must see if you are a historian of any degree.

1  Thank neonvacation
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Quite informative tour given by a lady who personally knew one of the Mayo grandchildren. She knew a lot as well as a couple other men there. You were able to ask questions and see the actual house items in their original rooms as well...More

Thank Karen Q
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Mayowood home is a historic part of Rochester and a must see if you live in or are visiting Rochester. Mayo Clinic was founded by members of the Mayo family who lived here. I have been on several tours and even decorated for the...More

1  Thank Island_Soul_Annie
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had seen pictures, like the one above, and were interested to see this home, from the outside, since tours don't take place until later in the spring. We drove around for about 1/2 hour before locating it. The first address we found for it,...More

1  Thank Lou P
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The home of Dr.Charlie and Edith Mayo is a lovely place with beautiful Oriental rugs,Crystal chandeliers​,and candelabra.Dr.Charlie designed the very unique mansion that hosted many famous people during Dr.Charlie and Dr.Will,the Mayo brothers,practice and creation of the World famous Mayo clinic.If you enjoy historic homes...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Arranged through the trolley tours (which also are worth every penny). The Mansion is very informative about the Mayo founders and their families. Beautiful at Christmas!

Thank tolly246
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very informative mansion to learn the history of how the Mayo clinic got started as well as the residence of one of the founding people of it. A must see for someone who comes to Rochester to go to the Mayo Clinic from far away.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Mayowood Mansion is well preserved and decorated. It is an excellent representation of the time it was occupied. The dosens are well informed and have many interesting stories to tell.

Thank niftyfarm
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you are into history these tours are very informative. If you like architecture this home has plenty of it. The holiday tours are very cool, Christmas especially.

Thank Matt S
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Yuririana R
16 March 2015|
Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Contact Olmsted county historical society. There is a good place to rent nearby, called the mayowood stone barn. It's used for events and weddings.