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The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite

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Historic architecture worth seeing up close

This building is across the street from the Mayo Clinics Mayo/Gonda buildings. The outside of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pekin, Illinois
Excellent Tour

While my wife was a patient at the Mayo Clinic we took a tour it which included the Plummer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is across the street from the Mayo Clinics Mayo/Gonda buildings. The outside of the building can be viewed from the upper floors of the Mayo buildings. It is worth walking inside to see what beautiful buildings were like in the 1920 era.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my wife was a patient at the Mayo Clinic we took a tour it which included the Plummer Building. It was a wonderful tour and quite enlightening about the history of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo family. I would highly recommend this tour...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like older period buildings, the Plummer building is for you and if you're at the original Mayo Clinic in Rochester,Mn., particularly in winter, it will be on your (vey short) list of things to do. It is an attractive older blooding directly across...More

Thank GARY L
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I only wish there was a roof top to see downtown from the building. Beautiful hall connecting to Mayo buildings.

Thank Pickykicky
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of historical architecture, this is a must-see! Every detail is elegant. This is a feast for the eyes, and fascinating history, too.

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The architecture is beautiful and so intricate in the building. We have been visiting the Mayo Clinic for the past 20 years and had never been to this building other than wondering what it was from the outside. Has a nice piece of history in...More

Thank Americantravel17
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had some time to kill between appointments so walked over to the Plummer Building. The historical suite is full of artifacts from the Mayo Clinic and is absolutely breathtaking in its beauty. What amazing things the Mayo Brothers accomplished.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

For anyone who enjoys 1920’s buildings, this building sets the standard. Tours available, although I don’t know the schedule. Sorry. Dr Plummer was a genius responsible for the smooth, organized function of Mayo Clinic from its beginnings.

Thank Ed F
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Visiting Rochester is visiting Mayo Clinic. The Plummer building is the oldest building of the complex. The most amazing are the bronze doors. They say they are always open and closed only in 5 occasions. It also has a curious carillon mounted in the tower...More

Thank Silvia Q
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The outside of this building has many carvings including one of Mr Plummer and St George. The doors are just beautiful and take you back to olden times when craftsmanship was really appreciated. The inside is also beautiful though did not have much time to...More

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Cecelia W
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According to the website, the Historical Suite on Plummer third floor is open without charge to patients, visitors and staff for self-guided tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, General Service offers tours of the... More