Minnesota Historical Society announces reopening dates of historic sites and museums
Beginning around Memorial Day weekend, additional sites will open with changes in hours and offerings, which will help ensure the safety of visitors and staff, while maximizing efficient operations.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Historical Society has released plans to reopen historic sites and museums across the state starting in May.
Beginning around Memorial Day weekend, additional sites will open with changes in hours and offerings, which will help ensure the safety of visitors and staff, while maximizing efficient operations:
Opening May 29: Comstock House , Sibley Historic Site , W. W. Mayo House
Opening June 2: Forest History Center , Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Opening June 3: James J. Hill House , Jeffers Petroglyphs , Oliver Kelley Farm
Opening June 4: Historic Fort Snelling , Snake River Fur Post
Opening July 1: Historic Forestville
Opening July 2: Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
MNHS is working on plans to open the Alexander Ramsey House, Folsom House, Harkin Store, Lower Sioux Agency, Mill City Museum and Minnehaha Depot, a release said.
According to the release, the historical society is prepared to offer self-guided tours at the State Capitol as soon as the Minnesota Department of Administration reopens the building.
The Minnesota History Center, Split Rock Lighthouse, the Trading Post at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, and outdoor trail sites, including Birch Coulee Battlefield, Fort Ridgely, Marine Mill and Traverse des Sioux, are currently open.
Beginning May 27, tickets can be purchased online or by calling (651) 259-3015. A limited number of tickets will be available for walk-ups, and MNHS is limiting the number of daily visitors at sites.
For more information, visit the MNHS website at www.mnhs.org .