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Warden's House Museum

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Address: Stillwater, MN
Phone Number: 6514395956

Former home of Stillwater State Prison's warden.

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interesting tour

Its right down on the Main ST. We got there just in time for the last tour....was nice.. parking was tuff as it was the arts festival weekend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea C
Cedar Falls,IA
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Cedar Falls,IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its right down on the Main ST. We got there just in time for the last tour....was nice.. parking was tuff as it was the arts festival weekend.

Thank Andrea C
Rosemount, Minnesota
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum, and really came away with respect for the way these people lived. Great place to visit and lots of detail provided by the museum people.

Thank Todd A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was informative and very laid-back. The house was amazing, along with the stories. Good for those first coming to Stillwater to get to know about the area.

Thank S a
Maplewood, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was really interesting. I stayed on for a lecture after. It was a perfect day to visit. I would come back again. Plus rumor has it...it's haunted!!!

Thank Lisa H
Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Toured the museum with my three children. The tour guide was fantastic! We learned many new things and the tour was very entertaining. One of my children is a history buff, but the other two not so much. The tour guide did a great job of presenting the museum's exhibits in a way that had all of the kids interested.... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour!!! Great history, beauty and rich insight into such a historic estate in my own hometown!

Thank Ashley O
St. Paul, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is a small museum, but well worth the visit. Portions of the exterior walls of the jail are still present. The exhibits are very interesting, and we enjoyed the time spent there very much.

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Stillwater, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

I did this for the first time last weekend. What a bargain! It is only $1 for students and $5 for adults. We had a great tour guide (younger man in his 20s or 30s) and he did a wonderful job explaining the artifacts from the time period. They have a whole room full of lumberjack tools and the guide... More 

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Crooks, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

So much information available. Very interesting to see the history and relive the past. Staff was very helpful

1 Thank Karla M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

You'll get not so much a history of the Warden's House, but of the village of Stillwater its people (including the wardens), and its industry. Very inexpensive for a tour ($1 for students) and the volunteer tour guides care about what they're telling you. Lots of cool artifacts to be seen inside as well!

1 Thank Max-zeene L

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