Minnesota is steeped in stories of the past, and we do our best to preserve our own history as well as the histories of other cultures, times and places. Happy exploring.
Set on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum explores the history of life in the natural world through dioramas, hands-on activities and exhibits.
Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more.
Built upon the ruins of an exploded flour mill, the Mill City Museum allows you to experience many elements of the historic Washburn A Mill including the flour bins and milling machinery alongside modern amenities.
Built in 1992, the Minnesota History Center has been labeled the finest building to be constructed in Minnesota since the State Capitol was erected in 1905.