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Minnesota History Center

345 West Kellogg Boulevard

The Minnesota Historical Society is a dynamic and widely recognized educational organization that is a trusted resource for history. It is highly valued for its historical resources, educational impact, service, advocacy and leadership. The vision of the Society is to maximize the power of personal and community stories and shared history to enrich and transform lives.

Established in 1849, the Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history.


Keith Ford

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Very good Minnesota history museum with permanent exhibits and changing exhibits. Free with Minnesota Historical Society membership. Without, still very reasonable. Pay parking lot immediately adjacent. Easy access. Gift and bookshop in the center as is a restaurant. Lots of bathrooms. The center is in the State Capitol complex with a good view of the mall and the very best view of the Capitol, period

David Ensley

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Cool information and experience. Not all sides presented at exhibit about Somalia. Would have been nice to see presentation about those Americans affected by refugees. Nothing against refugees. However I think the benevolence of the receiving countries should receive a shout out. What I mean is there's a significant amount of money that goes towards investing in such people out of the goodness of the hearts of the people of the receiving country. I've never heard that story ever presented before in any media environment ever.

Luke W.

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
The History Center... Home of the Minnesota Historical Society and every official record or historical information concerning Minnesota. Need to research something about MN? Stop by the "library" on the bottom floor and ask one of the amazing employees to help you find exactly what you're looking for. If they cannot track it down here then the records or information your looking for does not exist period. Amazing resource and all minnesotans are very lucky to have such a place right in the heart of Saint Paul.

Dan Nelson

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When it comes to local history and culture, the Minnesota History Center is the place to go. I have been a visitor many, many times and it just doesn’t get old. From seemingly permanent exhibits to constantly changing traveling exhibits they are all first class and professionally displayed. Besides the museum, part of the complex is a a renown research library and cafeteria offering popular food options. On extremely busy days, parking in their moderate sized lot can be challenging. And from it’s location on the rise of a bluff, one gets some great views of other St. Paul landmarks.

Micah Small

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Pleasantly surprised by both the quality and content of this place! A really great visit for both adults and kids. The newest exhibit is quite moving; 1968 exhibit. I enjoyed the focus on Minnesota, as well as the impact we have on the rest of the nation. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

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