Stearns History Museum

Stearns History Museum, Saint Cloud: Hours, Address, Stearns History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Stearns History Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Jonathan J
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Fascinating local history museum
Jun 2021 • Family
This museum offers a fascinating and well documented history of Japanese-American relations during World War 2 as well as the role the Saint Cloud Minnesota area played during the war. There are also excellent exhibits depicting the varying natural environments of Minnesota as well as the wildlife that can be found in each habitat. I did find the old games and mementos/artifacts donated by individuals from the area to be rather boring and dull. I would love to see the museum incorporate more exhibits regarding the role the state of Minnesota played throughout various wars.
Written 19 June 2021
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Sandra M
Minneapolis, MN30 contributions
Compelling View of Central Mn History
Mar 2021 • Friends
Museum exhibits were under construction so the visit was limited. However a photo display challenges the visitor to see cultural diversity thru the lens of military service and cultural bonds formed during armed conflict. Museum store featured books by local authors - one of special interest chronicling the history of Slavery in Minnesota - definitely challenging a more common understanding of Minnesota’s history as a Free State.
Written 24 April 2021
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Melissa N
Laurel, MD40 contributions
Rainy day visit
Jun 2019 • Family
Lots of local and state history with interesting photos and fascinating exhibits. Stearns County's growth and change is well chronicled.
Written 17 June 2019
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JSJ56303
Saint Cloud, MN224 contributions
Great Halloween Event!
Oct 2018 • Family
They hosted a great family Halloween event with a scavenger hunt through the exhibits with trick or treat stations through out. My husband and I enjoyed the exhibits without the 6 year old "getting bored". Fun craft and nice snack. Small petting zoo outside and a great hay/wagon ride. It was a really nice family event.
Written 6 November 2018
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loanne55
Gig Harbor, WA108 contributions
Genealogy Trip -- Stearns County Minnesota
May 2018 • Business
On our genealogy trip we stopped in at the Stearns History Museum in St Cloud MN.. The staff there were most friendly and so helpful. A very nice museum to stop at even if you aren't doing family history.
Written 22 May 2018
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TonyC88
Saint Cloud, MN39 contributions
Pretty Good Central Minnesota Museum
Sep 2017 • Solo
This museum has a pretty nice space and some interesting artifacts. I'm not sure that St. Cloud warrants a museum of its own, but once you step foot in the place, you'll find some stuff to amuse and interest you. Whether the exhibits are worth the price of admission is something you'll have tom decide about. If you have a St. Cloud connection and wish to delve in to the past of the Granite City, you might find things that keep your interest. If you aren't from around here, the museum might not resonate with you so much.
Written 1 April 2018
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Angie
Saint Cloud, MN37 contributions
Better than expected
Oct 2017 • Friends
I’m not into history but went with friends because they wanted to. Delightful! I’d go back again, not sure when the exhibits change. But the staff was friendly & informative, I enjoyed the exhibits, learned a lot & discovered im interested in history.
Written 15 November 2017
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Rob B
Wisconsin9 contributions
Awesome Museum
Nov 2017 • Family
We wanted to check out this museum while we were in the area in an even and we and boys had a blast. I and my eldest son loves history museums and always look for them anywhere we go. It was a pleasant surprise and fun to check that one out.
Written 14 November 2017
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Garth W
Minneapolis, MN5 contributions
Great overview of the history of Saint Cloud
Oct 2017 • Family
The Stearns County History Museum gives you a nice overview of things that have taken part in the history of Saint Cloud Minnesota.

It's a self-paced walk through such things as the granite that gives St Cloud it's name, the Pan motor compan, the influence electricity had on family life and the Way Saint Cloud has changed through the last four decades.

There is also a very nice section showing the history of people who served in our armed forces and those from St Cloud who didn't return from the travesty of War

This gives a great insight to how Saint Cloud has changed throughout the years this is something you simply won't find at one of the bigger regional museums.
Written 9 November 2017
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ConnieS3
Nevis, MN64 contributions
Great Museum!
May 2016 • Friends
Stopped in to do some genealogy research but found so much more! Having lived in the area as a child, this place brought back so many memories. Everything you ever wanted to know about St. Cloud...lovely to find a miniature display of mid century downtown area- complete with my grandparents house! The research department was so informative, with files and photos on my dad's family that I had never seen. Such a treat to talk to one of the staff who knew my family and had translated my great grandmother's German obituary for their files. Would like to spend more time here.
Written 21 March 2017
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Stearns History Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00