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Address: 131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone Number: 605-367-7097

Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F....

Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.

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Interesting FREE tour.

During the tour we saw how life was at the onset of statehood for South Dakota. Lots of artifacts that would not be able to be collected today on hand (stones from the pyramid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During the tour we saw how life was at the onset of statehood for South Dakota. Lots of artifacts that would not be able to be collected today on hand (stones from the pyramid ). Donations are accepted as this is funded through county funds. Home of SD's first senator.

Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful turn of the century home with artifacts, and a neat backstory. Definitely with the trip to this free museum for anyone in downtown Sioux Falls.

Thank Robin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history, you'll really enjoy this place. Contains a house filled with late 1882 early 1900 furnishings , a museum with the history of South Dakota and the frontier. The volunteers we're very knowledgeable about the home and its occupants. Should be a top-5 attraction for Sioux Falls.

Thank Jim C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tour guide, House was of course beautiful and they added a museum onto the back. Neat little find was a tiny elevator big enough for 2 people that can't do stairs. Loved it

Thank Billijean T
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pettigrew Home tour was excellent - it lasted for about a half hour and was very informative. Pettigrew was one of the first senators in the state of SD. The house has some of the family's original furniture, artifacts and artwork. There are several beautiful Tiffany chandeliers worth seeing, and the house is a great example of homes built... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We knew nothing about Senator Pettigrew, but quickly learned of his life story. He was a doer and involved with a lot of Sioux Falls in its early years. The home was built by the same guy that built the Courthouse Museum. Simply beautiful. Wood carvings, unique wall coverings, and indoor plumbing for water and waste. The most unique aspect... More 

Thank Staunchest
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is free an well worth your time The house was built in the late 1800's a lot of history There is a guide on property to give you a full tour who was very Informative.

Groton, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here. It isn't huge and impressive but it is very interesting. and situated in an area of Victorian homes that warrant a short walking tour.

Thank Stephanie T
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Tour guide was very informative and our group just had 4 people in it, so it was very personal and the house and all the Oldness to it is cool!

Thank WillowD83
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The area around this house has very many beautiful homes. We especially liked that the tour that was offered of the Pettigrew home was quite interesting an free. The tour lasted about 45 minutes. Very well preserved home with many of the original furniture and artifacts.

Thank Diane K

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