Longfellow House

Longfellow House, Saint Paul: Address, Phone Number, Longfellow House Reviews: 4.5/5

Longfellow House
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BadgerBob5
Appleton, WI14 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Aug 2019
I’ve visited MN many times and enjoyed Minnehaha Falls but today walked across the street to see the absolutely lovely gardens behind the (poorly named) Longfellow House.
The gardens r gorgeous. Folks say if u come at evening u see many hummingbirds too. We saw some midday.
Loved our visit
Definitely visit if you love flowers n peaceful setting n fresh air. 🤗🤗
Written August 11, 2019
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garyaverill1
Minneapolis, MN475 contributions
Not what it seems but a beautiful garden
Oct 2017 • Couples
It is easy to get to, it is across the street from the falls and park. Just look for the yellow house. The Longfellow house is not what it seems. It is a 2/3 replica of Longfellow's house. Robert Jones owned the property and the house until he died. He turned this area into a tourist attraction including performing seals and a zoo. The house was moved to the present location to be with the gardens in the 1990s. This house is open to the public on the weekends, Memorial day to Labor day (this is a common practice in Minnesota). It is also home to the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. The gardens is open to the public all year long. The garden can be reached by a steep set of stairs. I am not sure if on the other side you can reach without the stairs. The gardens are not large but they are beautiful and there is at least one bench to sit on. At the end of the gardens is a trail to the Mississippi River. I would recommend reading the sign giving you a little history of the property, the statue, and where to find a valve used to control water to the falls. The statue of Longfellow is in disrepair including missing it's hands and is weathered.
Written October 15, 2017
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