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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ashley O
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very nice museum with a great tour guide and the manager. They were full of great historical information and can answer any question you have about the prison or the Warden's House. Very interesting history behind the Warden's House in about a 50 minute tour. Many rooms with different exhibits, lots of picture, old time medical tools, wallpaper is remade... More 

Thank Nicole K
Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

While visiting places I like to visit local museums to learn more about the area I'm visiting. It's not far from the downtown area and up on a hill so you have to climb a bit but not to bad. It was a prison wardens house and the prison was to the north. Some of the walls are still there.... More 

Thank John W
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Warden's House Museum is small, but the tour and the special events are worth the trip. For those that enjoy history, the inmate stories and amazing stories of the cutting edge of late 1800's progressive prison reform is worth the trip. The Younger brothers are certainly the most famous prisoners to grace Stillwater Prison, and their work starting the... More 

1 Thank FroderickF
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This small museum holds many mementos of days gone by. It won't take long to visit, but it will give you much to think about while visiting the St Croix Valley. It's easily located on the north end of Main Street and can be walked to from downtown. It's a great historical resource for the Valley! There are 14 rooms... More 

Thank Webby59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

An amazing tour back in time. Great pictures and stories of what went on in this house. A couple of changes I would make 1) Have a place in doors for people to wait for the next tour 2) The tour guide talked in a monotone

1 Thank plasticman1234

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