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Address: 131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3021
Phone Number: 605-367-7097
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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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Taste the Past, Walk

Senator Pettigrew was the first SD Senator. His home which he bought with his second wife was purchased in his retirement, a couple of houses away from his original home. An avid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Senator Pettigrew was the first SD Senator. His home which he bought with his second wife was purchased in his retirement, a couple of houses away from his original home. An avid collector, he had hoped that the home would also become a museum for his collection. It was a Victorian thing to do that fell out of favor in... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I own The Victorian Bed and Breakfast next door to the Pettigrew museum. I have learned so much about the history of Sioux Falls with my many visits over there. Each time I stop in I learn something new from the wealth of knowledge the staff has, not only about the house but the entire historic area. The home is... More 

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Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well restored/preserved old house shows life of an affluent resident from turn of the twentieth century. Some interesting artifacts that Mr Pettigrew had collected, but the highlight is the house itself.

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Thank Dennis M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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.

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Thank Robin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 June 25, 2016 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 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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.

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