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Plummer House

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Address: 1091 Plummer Lane S.W., Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: 507-328-2525
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When I was there it was not possible to enter the home only to view the exterior and the gardens. I enjoyed the gardens and the old stable house. If you have the time check it out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When I was there it was not possible to enter the home only to view the exterior and the gardens. I enjoyed the gardens and the old stable house. If you have the time check it out.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Dr.Plummer built this house for his wife Daisy and 2 children after moving from the small town of Racine, Mn. It sits on , what they referred to as "Pill Hill". The grounds are now used for weddings and private events.

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Take a tour. It is the best in the summer when all the gardens are in bloom. Lots of walking on uneven ground. The home is beautiful and very well kept up. The story behind the home, as same with the Mayowood mansion are so interesting.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Beautiful building, prior home of Dr. Plummer. It is a really cool pplace and the grounds are a really nice place to walk or take pictures. It's a nice place to get away from Rochester and feel secluded (even though it is in Rochester). Great for organizing your thoughts on a walk

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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Renowned Mayo physician Henry Plummer designed and built this lovely home on top of a scenic hill in SW Rochester. Unfortunately, the house tours are very limited to a few weekends In August. And there's very little original furnishings, as compared to the elaborate Mayowood, former home of Charlie Mayo et. al. The grounds are attractive, and can be seen... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

offing a wonderful view of the city and an historic house that is well preserved with very nice ground to walk around. Well worth the time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Beautiful home nestled on a hill overlooking the city. Gardens are gorgeous and is a wonderful place to come to get away. The city offers tours on Wednesdays, but I am slightly disappointed at the price they charge to see the home. Overall, worth the trip!

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Harlingen, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The ornate workmanship in every detail from floors, ceilings, lighting, front entry is absolutely gorgeous! Very well maintained and clean.

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West Branch, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

House was neat to see and grounds were beautiful. Attended a wedding there. Wish I had time to explore the house and grounds a little more but was busy with the wedding.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a wedding here....the grounds are breathtaking....flowers are spectacular.....the Plumber house has a ballet dance florr on the third floor....beautiful scenic views from the house itself.....kitchen ready to cater a party.....fountains down on thew grounds.....SPECTACULAR.......there is a tower nearby, where Dr. Plumber had his study.......

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