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Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop

332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, MN
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Mankato
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Friends who used to live in Mankato enjoyed the guided tour and stories of bringing the Tacy and Betsy homes back to life.

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Northern Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I loved the Betsy Tacy books as a girl and love them still. What a delight to see the houses where the real Betsy and Tacy lived. I am so thankful they have been preserved and maintained for all to see and enjoy.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is actually 2 houses across the street from each other. They have a variety of activities scheduled throughout the year, depending on the season. Staff is knowledgeable and their gift shop has some interesting items. i would recommend reading at least one of the "Betsy and Tacy" books before visiting or the tour won't make much sense.

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Centreville, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A must for fans of Children's Literature- especially Maud Hart Lovelace. The Betsy-Tacy Society has done such a lovely job of restoring the childhood homes of Maud Hart Lovelace and her best friend (who lived across the street). In addition to tours of the houses, they plan a variety of special events throughout the year.

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Walnut Grove, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Grab a map and walk around the story life of the Betsy & Tacy book series. Minnesota has many famous authors but the preservation on this site is noteworthy.

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The fictional characters of Maud Hart Lovelace come to life here with two homes. Betsy's house is a museum featuring the lifestyle of how the Hart family lived more than 100 years ago. It includes Thomas Hart's rocking chair and footstool, a corner cupboard and drop leaf table. Across the street is Tacy's House with artifacts from the Hart Lovelace... More

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