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Pettigrew Home & Museum

131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.

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Sioux Falls, SD
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a neat home if you like old school architecture and stone work. The house is built from local Sioux Quartzite and Petrified wood. Plus Pettigrew did some great things in South Dakota's infancy. Lots of neat South Dakota History.

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Manassas, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Free admission to this home and museum. We were glad we went. The workmanship of the home was beautiful. We liked learning the history of Mr. Pettigrew.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Filled with wonderful artifacts of just about everything and so very interesting. If you would like to see how their displays represent the old west and many other items of interest they have collected in one house, this is the place to come. Well worth my time.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Pettigrew museum was great. We went as a family. It had lots of history & enchantment. The house, beautiful. The displays were really nice. I did not know anything about the history of Sioux Falls & this explained & told tales that kept us interested & we learned about the origins of that city. loved it!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can clearly see how the rich and prominent people of this city lived in the days past. Fully restored with great artifacts of the time. Many history lessons can be learned about the city. Only bad part was they do not allow you to take pictures.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The house, built in 1889, was purchased by Senator Pettigrew in 1911. It offers a look at how the upper crust lived in that era. The senator was a collector and amateur archeologist and built the attached museum (made in part from petrified wood) to showcase his finds. An interesting, low cost (free) place to visit.

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sioux falls
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, well kept 120+ year old home. Full of artifacts, displays, articles, etc. Very knowledgeable volunteers to help guide you through by telling the story, answering questions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Even though we have no personal connection to the place it was interesting to see this part of history. Seems like Pettigrew was a very unique man.

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Newton, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My love of the Victorian era, has taken me to countless B&B's, museums and walking tours throughout my lifetime. With that being said...the opportunity to tour this home and museum, came as we were planning a mini-vacation to NW Iowa and into Watertown for the Redlin Art Center. When one hears the word "free" it oftentimes leaves the imagination to... More

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Newton, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife loves the Victorian Era and the homes of that time period, so we stopped at the Pettigrew Home & Museum. Since we were there during the off-season for tourists and on a week day, we received a private and wonderful tour. Our guide through the house was very informative, answered each of our questions, was very patient and... More

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