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Goodhue County Historical Society

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A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Jon E
Bloomington, Minnesota
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We primarily wanted to see the Rural Electrification project exhibit. Goodhue County was the site... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Roseville, Minnesota
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Nov 4, 2018
“Very interesting”
May 7, 2019
“Interesting, but…”
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.
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1166 Oak St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2447
+1 651-388-6024
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go in Red Wing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jon E
Reviewed March 29, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

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.

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Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

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."

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Thomas D
Reviewed October 27, 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Azulann
Reviewed October 13, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Marla S
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Julie W
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Linda E
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Lisa H
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See their website.. $5 for adults.