Goodhue County Historical Society

Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing: Hours, Address, Goodhue County Historical Society Reviews: 4.5/5

Goodhue County Historical Society

Goodhue County Historical Society
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
As Minnesota’s oldest county historical society, the Goodhue County Historical Society was chartered in 1869. Our facility features over a dozen exhibit spaces, a full-service research library, and gift shop.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
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lm55417
Minneapolis, MN235 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We spent around an hour here and could have spent more time if we wanted to ready every single display in depth. They have a wonderful history to tell and some amazing artifacts, but it’s extremely text heavy. I understand it’s a county museum and funds are limited as to what they can do, but I think if they presented the information in a different way I’d be more inclined to engage more. I don't think children would get much from a visit here - again, much too much reading and not enough to engage a younger mind.
Written May 7, 2019
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Jon E
Bloomington, MN97 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go in Red Wing.
Written November 4, 2018
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Sonia J
Roseville, MN219 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
We primarily wanted to see the Rural Electrification project exhibit. Goodhue County was the site of a study in the 1920s that showed electrifying farms increased profits 50% in the first years - warm hens lay better; warm cows with ample water give more milk, etc. ASABE recognized Goodhue County, NSP, and the Univ. of MN for the partnership that led the way in electrifying rural America. Good exhibits and a welcoming hostess made this a pleasurable experience.
Written March 29, 2018
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Jakob E
Slayton, MN12 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I spent the day visiting five museums in Red Wing and the history center was my last stop. I was very impressed. It's is a large facility and very worth the admission. Lots of exhibits of different subjects in history. Very clean. Plus a beautiful view if the city in the park outside. Especially if you are a museum lover, I would highly recommend.
Written September 23, 2017
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lover-of-new-places
Red Wing, MN26 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Many rooms with a different theme of history. Township exibits change each month. There are many interactive historic events. There is a n excellent research room and a good selection of sale items.
Written August 8, 2017
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Thomas D
Red Wing, MN62 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Considering the incredible location and facilities, the actual museum is a little disappointing. Go on a free day and you'll get your "money's worth."
Written March 13, 2017
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Azulann
minnesota332 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
One of the best view high above the River in Red Wing. Nice museum, with lots to see about the early days of Red Wing, Goodhue County.
Written October 27, 2016
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Marla S
New Richmond, WI86 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
They have done a lovely job restoring this big old building. There are super displays packed with history, great artifacts and items to look at and learn from. News clippings and pieces of information as well as nicely restored items relating to the area and it's development/history. So informative and fun to see! Very affordable and well worth the stop-
Written October 13, 2016
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Julie W
Orlando, FL48 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Interesting items from the past. Lots of pictures. They have one area where they periodically change the exhibit. They also have maps, church records, newspaper articles, pictures indexed for genealogy research. Step outside for some great views.
Written September 21, 2016
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Linda E
Austin, MN16 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This building houses lots of neat artifacts from long ago. Sometimes I felt like an exhibit had so much written about it that I tended to skip it and go on to the next one. I loved the section that had part of an old house and the items were found in a house 150 years ago.
Written June 27, 2016
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Goodhue County Historical Society is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM