History Center

The History Center of Olmsted County campus consists of 54 acres in southwest Rochester that incorporates two historic farmsteads, historic buildings, and the History Center museum. The History Center museum houses the exhibit gallery, gift shop, the Willson Library, and the Wickland Archives. Our current building was created in 1973 as part of an effort to consolidate our historical assets to a single, convenient location. To learn more, check out the About Us page!

The History Center Museum is also a “Hop-on & Hop-off” stop on the regular tour provided by the Rochester Trolley and Tour Company.

Hours and Admission

3a1.History-Center-Entrance.JPGWe’re so excited for you to come and visit us at the History Center! Check out our hours and admission rates below.

  • Admission includes access to all museum exhibits, the research library, outdoor historic buildings, and the History Center campus.
  • The rates and hours listed below do NOT apply to the Mayowood Mansion Tours. For additional information on these tours – click here.


The following schedule applies to the History Center Museum, Gift Shop, and Research Center:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

* Grounds are available for visitation outside of normal business hours with advanced purchase of a pass or permits for photographers.


Admission includes both the Research Center and Museum Gallery.

Adults (12 & up) - $5.00
Children (2 - 12) - $2.00
Children under 2 and Members – FREE!
Interested in becoming a member?  See the Become a Member page!

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