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Address: , Stillwater, MN
Phone Number: 6514395956
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Description: Former home of Stillwater State Prison's warden.

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You'll get not so much a history of the Warden's House, but of the village of Stillwater its people (including the wardens), and its industry. Very inexpensive for a tour ($1 for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You'll get not so much a history of the Warden's House, but of the village of Stillwater its people (including the wardens), and its industry. Very inexpensive for a tour ($1 for students) and the volunteer tour guides care about what they're telling you. Lots of cool artifacts to be seen inside as well!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very nice museum with a great tour guide and the manager. They were full of great historical information and can answer any question you have about the prison or the Warden's House. Very interesting history behind the Warden's House in about a 50 minute tour. Many rooms with different exhibits, lots of picture, old time medical tools, wallpaper is remade... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

While visiting places I like to visit local museums to learn more about the area I'm visiting. It's not far from the downtown area and up on a hill so you have to climb a bit but not to bad. It was a prison wardens house and the prison was to the north. Some of the walls are still there.... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Warden's House Museum is small, but the tour and the special events are worth the trip. For those that enjoy history, the inmate stories and amazing stories of the cutting edge of late 1800's progressive prison reform is worth the trip. The Younger brothers are certainly the most famous prisoners to grace Stillwater Prison, and their work starting the... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This small museum holds many mementos of days gone by. It won't take long to visit, but it will give you much to think about while visiting the St Croix Valley. It's easily located on the north end of Main Street and can be walked to from downtown. It's a great historical resource for the Valley! There are 14 rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

An amazing tour back in time. Great pictures and stories of what went on in this house. A couple of changes I would make 1) Have a place in doors for people to wait for the next tour 2) The tour guide talked in a monotone

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Hugo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I brought our kids to the Warden house and was not sure what to expect. I was hoping it was a self-guided tour since my kids, ages 9, 7, and 4, sometimes get a little rowdy. It is a guided tour through the house and they did a fantastic job! They kept the kids interested the entire time!! It was... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I love being able to step into a different time to get an idea of how different life over 100 years ago. This is a fascinating little place and the tour guides are very knowledgeable AND engaging!

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

It is a grand old house but also has the history of the original prison it stood next to, (that is now located just south of Stillwater). My favorite part was learning more about the Younger Brothers who rode with Frank and Jesse James in their failed attempt to rob the bank in Northfield, Minn.

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