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Address: 131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3021
Phone Number: +1 605-367-7097
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Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F....

Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.

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I ❤ history

We walked in and viewed the artifacts and were slightly disapointed that the house (or so we thought) had been converted into just a museum. 1 of the employees/volunteers asked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in and viewed the artifacts and were slightly disapointed that the house (or so we thought) had been converted into just a museum. 1 of the employees/volunteers asked if we wantes to see the house....now this is what we came for! The house so still as it was when Pettigrew's lived there. He took us on a tour... More 

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Thank Chels1411
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This beautifully preserved Victorian home with period furnishings is now a Sioux Falls city museum housing the collection of Senator Richard F. Pettigrew. Pettigrew was a lawyer, surveyor, land developer and world traveler. He bought the home in 1912. Today it tells the story of the early development of Sioux Falls and houses Pettigrew's collections of fascinating artifacts from his... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was a beautiful old mansion. It has a lot of history and give a great look back at Sioux Falls. I think most people would enjoy the museum and you can't beat the price! NO ADMISSION FEE!!!

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Thank Nina112856
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Felt uneasy inside. more upstairs then down on main floor. nice to hear the history of the man that lived there though

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Thank natalieach2016
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We normally aren't big on museums but someone I work with is from Sioux Falls and recommended it so we took the 20 minute tour. It was very interesting and had a lot of original pieces in the house. It's hard to believe that something built so long ago can still be in such good shape. There were pictures and... More 

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Thank Denise K
Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Have visited the Pettigrew several times and always enjoy the offerings. Located in one of Sioux Fall's early mansions it offers a great source for local history. The building has its limitations but the staff does a wonderful job offering new programs and activities. Worth a stop and a walk around the neighborhood also.

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Thank loesshawk2015
Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Take the time to check out the Pettigrew Home and Museum. Lots of local history and quirky finds of Mr. Pettigrew.

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Thank Allison B
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Born to an Abolitionists family in Vermont, Robert Pettigrew went to South Africa to fight the British on the Boars side when he was twenty. Having spent all his youthful energy in that war, he turned to something much more substantial: politics. Eventually, he became U.S. Senator and was mixed up in more than one controversy. Avid collector that he... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Senator Pettigrew was the first SD Senator. His home which he bought with his second wife was purchased in his retirement, a couple of houses away from his original home. An avid collector, he had hoped that the home would also become a museum for his collection. It was a Victorian thing to do that fell out of favor in... More 

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Thank savedade
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I own The Victorian Bed and Breakfast next door to the Pettigrew museum. I have learned so much about the history of Sioux Falls with my many visits over there. Each time I stop in I learn something new from the wealth of knowledge the staff has, not only about the house but the entire historic area. The home is... More 

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