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Address: 28 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 612 813 5300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The GODFREY HOUSE, built in 1849, is Minneapolis' Oldest Surviving Wood...

The GODFREY HOUSE, built in 1849, is Minneapolis' Oldest Surviving Wood Frame House. It is located at the corner of University & Central Avenues SE, in Chute Square in Minneapolis. Tour the charming yellow Ard Godfrey house, with hostesses dressed in 1850s period costume. Restored by The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, it has been open to the public since 1979 Free Godfrey buttons for the kids. Tours are available June 4 - Aug. 28, 2016, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. No admission fee is charged, but donations are welcome. Special group tours may be arranged year 'round by calling the contact phone number.

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A great piece of history

This is the first house built on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The tour will take less than an hour, so you will have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is the first house built on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The tour will take less than an hour, so you will have plenty of time to do other things. A great way to learn about life in the 1840s

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This historic house is maintained by the Minneapolis Woman's Club which provides docent led tours. The house is the oldest remaining residence in the city and has been moved to Richard Chute Square. The furnishings are period correct (1849-18530 and many are original to the house. The quality of the tours vary depending on the docent. Tours are offered free... More 

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