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Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop
Ranked #9 of 22 things to do in Mankato
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Mankato
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is actually 2 houses across the street from each other. They have a variety of activities scheduled throughout the year, depending on the season. Staff is knowledgeable and their gift shop has some interesting items. i would recommend reading at least one of the "Betsy and Tacy" books before visiting or the tour won't make much sense.

Visited May 2012
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Centreville, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Magical!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A must for fans of Children's Literature- especially Maud Hart Lovelace. The Betsy-Tacy Society has done such a lovely job of restoring the childhood homes of Maud Hart Lovelace and her best friend (who lived across the street). In addition to tours of the houses, they plan a variety of special events throughout the year.

Visited July 2012
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Walnut Grove, Minnesota
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Step Outside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Grab a map and walk around the story life of the Betsy & Tacy book series. Minnesota has many famous authors but the preservation on this site is noteworthy.

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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97 reviews
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“The place to be if you're a Betsy & Tacy fan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The fictional characters of Maud Hart Lovelace come to life here with two homes. Betsy's house is a museum featuring the lifestyle of how the Hart family lived more than 100 years ago. It includes Thomas Hart's rocking chair and footstool, a corner cupboard and drop leaf table. Across the street is Tacy's House with artifacts from the Hart Lovelace family, photos and more serving as an interpretive center and gift shop. Be careful though - times are limited. Open March-December, every Saturday from noon - 3:00 p.m.

Visited April 2012
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