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Alexander Ramsey House

265 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2445
+1 651-296-8760
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Historical home

This house is located in a St. Paul neighborhood. Guides dress in period clothing. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
europewithKellynRyan
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
A Grand Old House

If you want to learn a bit about MN history, I recommend a visit to the Alexander Ramsey House and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
SojournMN
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor. The house is open year-round for scheduled events and programming.
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265 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2445
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This house is located in a St. Paul neighborhood. Guides dress in period clothing. There are special experiences at different times during the year. The home contains many of the Ramsey family's possessions. It's a large home but not a huge mansion.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you want to learn a bit about MN history, I recommend a visit to the Alexander Ramsey House and the JJ Hill House in Saint Paul. The MN Historical Society runs tours that are reasonable in price, educational and entertaining. Probably best suited for...More

Thank SojournMN
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you enjoy history within a city this is definitely for you. They reenact what life would be like during this era. If you go during the holiday's the home will be decorated for Christmas and it is very festive. The tour is one hour...More

3  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Full of early Minnesota history, the home tours by period dressed docents bring the life and times of early Minnesota to life with a sense of the experience. Their special tours around holidays helps you understand local period life as well.

1  Thank seekayak
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not very interesting. I'm not super in to history so I guess considering it isn't bad I just found it boring.

1  Thank desiraefilter2013
Reviewed 25 April 2016

What made the visit interesting was the tour guide's knowledge and ability to communicate details and interesting stories about the family that first lived in the house.

Thank ProfessorK43501
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We enjoy visiting the Ramsey House at Christmas. The home is furnished with actual Ramsey family possessions so at Christmas you can see the family's decorations and ornaments on the tree. The home is lovely but not so big that it is overwhelming. The guides...More

Thank mnmommykins
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I took my family here including 2 girls (ages 8 and 5) on New Year's Day. The tour clips along and the girls were asked to help with some of the props that the docents were working with. We also loved the cookies and would...More

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining for tha family and the house lovely preserved! Got to know the history of Saint Paul through the Ramsey's.

Thank Mseguracr
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The house is decorated as it would have been in its prime. Very nice tour with Christmas music on the piano. Worthwhile visit, free parking.

Thank chl0e48
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