Alexander Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House One of the nation's best preserved Victorian-era homes, St. Paul's Ramsey House offers a glimpse into family and servant life in the 1870s.
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Split Rock Lighthouse and Jeffers Petroglyphs will reopen July 15, staffing decisions announced. Please read the press r...
06/17/2020
Split Rock Lighthouse, Jeffers Petroglyphs to Reopen July 15

Split Rock Lighthouse and Jeffers Petroglyphs will reopen July 15, staffing decisions announced. Please read the press release for more information. https://www.mnhs.org/media/news/12041

In light of the Governor’s recent lifting of restrictions regarding museums and outdoor spaces, Split Rock Lighthouse and Jeffers Petroglyphs will once again be open for visitors beginning July 15. Birch Coulee Battlefield, Traverse des Sioux, and Marine Mill outdoor trails are already open to the...

06/01/2020

A week ago, George Floyd was murdered. To the Floyd family, we express our heartfelt condolences. We share the deep hurt that our friends, family, and community are feeling in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death.

We know that these are historic times. But sadly, Minnesota’s history is marked by other incidences of racial violence. We know the names of Philando Castile, Jamar Clark, and now George Floyd, by heart. We should also know the names of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie. Two weeks from today, June 15, marks 100 years since a white mob in Duluth lynched these three black men who had been falsely accused of a crime.

Understanding history matters more than ever in times like these. It is a lens through which we view the experiences of others and empathize with their struggles and triumphs. It is a way that we build a deeper understanding of the events that brought us to the crossroads we find ourselves in today. It challenges us to demand better from our community, from our civic and cultural institutions and perhaps, most importantly, from ourselves.

History can be a bridge that lets us cross the divides that separates us. At the Minnesota Historical Society, we commit to using the power of history to help Minnesota become a more reflective, inclusive and empathetic community.

Kent Whitworth, MNHS Director and CEO

We are living in a historic moment. The Minnesota Historical Society is collecting and preserving Minnesotans’ stories r...
04/24/2020

We are living in a historic moment. The Minnesota Historical Society is collecting and preserving Minnesotans’ stories related to the COVID-19 health crisis so future generations can learn how the pandemic has impacted our lives. We invite you to read a sampling of these stories here and to share your story by clicking the link http://www.mnhs.org/blog/historyisnow. #HistoryIsNow

For the continued safety of our staff and visitors, we have decided to keep our historic sites, museums, and library clo...
04/16/2020
COVID-19 Update

For the continued safety of our staff and visitors, we have decided to keep our historic sites, museums, and library closed and cancel all in-person events, field trips and rentals through June 30. This is in response to ongoing concerns over maintaining recommended social distancing practices in our public locations.

MNHS will also furlough a number of staff starting May 1 through June 30. To learn more visit our website at mnhs.org/covid-19.

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. MNHS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19, and we are in regular contact with local and state health officials.

For the continued safety of our staff and visitors and in compliance with Governor Walz’s March 25 executive order invol...
03/26/2020
History at Home

For the continued safety of our staff and visitors and in compliance with Governor Walz’s March 25 executive order involving public accommodations, the Minnesota Historical Society will extend temporary closure of its historic sites and museums. All historic sites will now remain closed to the public through May 4.

In addition, all public events, field trips, and rentals are suspended through May 4. Until we can welcome you back in person, we invite you to learn about history with us online at www.mnhs.org/historyathome.

Our staff is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and is in regular contact with federal and state health officials.
For more information on the closure, visit our website at www.mnhs.org/covid-19.

Learn about history while at home. Here's a good place to start!

In response to the Minnesota Department of Health’s newest COVID-19 recommendations, the Minnesota Historical Society ha...
03/14/2020
COVID-19 Update

In response to the Minnesota Department of Health’s newest COVID-19 recommendations, the Minnesota Historical Society has decided to close all historic sites and museums to the public starting tomorrow through March 31.
As part of this temporary closure, all public events, field trips, and rentals are also suspended. Updates about individual events will be available on mnhs.org/calendar and MNHS social media.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, interns and community is our highest priority. MNHS is continuing to monitor the news and federal and state health officials’ recommendations. MNHS will regularly reassess this temporary closure.

For more information, visit our website at www.mnhs.org/covid-19.

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. MNHS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19, and we are in regular contact with local and state health officials.

Hello, Facebook friends,With concerns about COVID-19 ongoing, we want to share an update on what MNHS is currently doing...
03/12/2020
COVID-19 Update

Hello, Facebook friends,

With concerns about COVID-19 ongoing, we want to share an update on what MNHS is currently doing.

The health and safety of MNHS visitors and our workforce are our highest priorities. We are in regular contact with federal and state health officials about COVID-19 and are evaluating our response plans daily. We will quickly communicate any changes as they occur.

At this time:
-All MNHS historic sites and museums are open during regular business hours.

-Our cleaning crews are taking extra measures to disinfect high-touch and high-traffic areas, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, stair rails, faucet handles, and water fountains.

-Regional History Day competitions are moving online. Decisions about other events are being made on a case-by-case basis.

For more information and updates, visit our website at: http://www.mnhs.org/covid-19

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. MNHS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19, and we are in regular contact with local and state health officials.

Alexander Ramsey House's cover photo
01/21/2020

Alexander Ramsey House's cover photo

Due to severe weather conditions, we will open tomorrow, Jan. 18, at noon for pre-scheduled groups only.This photographi...
01/18/2020

Due to severe weather conditions, we will open tomorrow, Jan. 18, at noon for pre-scheduled groups only.

This photographic contradiction shows a man shoveling snow in front of a tropical mural c. 1940. Photo from the MNHS collection. Stay safe!

Due to severe weather, the Minnesota History Center, James J. Hill House, Alexander Ramsey House, and Mill City Museum w...
01/17/2020

Due to severe weather, the Minnesota History Center, James J. Hill House, Alexander Ramsey House, and Mill City Museum will close at 4 pm today, Fri. Jan. 17.

Be safe out there!

The image of a car between snowbanks following the Armistice Day blizzard in Minneapolis c. 1940 is from MNHS collections.

It is the LAST DAY to experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House...
12/29/2019

It is the LAST DAY to experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through
Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

See who's left a calling card when you come to visit the Alexander Ramsey House for A Victorian Christmas guided tour, w...
12/28/2019

See who's left a calling card when you come to visit the Alexander Ramsey House for A Victorian Christmas guided tour, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Due to icy weather conditions, we will be opening at noon today. Please drive safely!
12/28/2019

Due to icy weather conditions, we will be opening at noon today. Please drive safely!

The Alexander Ramsey House is decorated for the holidays circa 1875. Join us for A Victorian Christmas guided tour, with...
12/27/2019

The Alexander Ramsey House is decorated for the holidays circa 1875. Join us for A Victorian Christmas guided tour, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

This is one of the original 19th-century ornaments the Ramsey family hung on their Christmas tree. See this and more at ...
12/26/2019

This is one of the original 19th-century ornaments the Ramsey family hung on their Christmas tree. See this and more at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove and holiday music on the piano. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Heres wishing you a Merry Christmas! We hope that you enjoy your holiday.Come spend the holidays with us at A Victorian ...
12/25/2019

Heres wishing you a Merry Christmas! We hope that you enjoy your holiday.

Come spend the holidays with us at A Victorian Christmas. Take a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove,
holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree.
Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through
Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: https://bit.ly/2rw9rP2

Join us at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday...
12/24/2019

Join us at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now:
http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burn...
12/23/2019

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Visit a children's nursery from 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with coo...
12/22/2019

Visit a children's nursery from 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Our banisters are hung with cheer on A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the w...
12/21/2019

Our banisters are hung with cheer on A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Put on your most festive skating costume for A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the...
12/20/2019

Put on your most festive skating costume for A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Wake up in 1875 and use the bell pull to summon your breakfast at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house,...
12/19/2019

Wake up in 1875 and use the bell pull to summon your breakfast at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Strings of popcorn adorn a windowsill during A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house. You will find cookies fresh...
12/18/2019

Strings of popcorn adorn a windowsill during A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house. You will find cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Our kitchen is bustling on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stov...
12/17/2019

Our kitchen is bustling on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Got your epergne (an ornamental centerpiece for your table) ready for your holiday meal? Come see ours at A Victorian Ch...
12/16/2019

Got your epergne (an ornamental centerpiece for your table) ready for your holiday meal? Come see ours at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Be inspired by a holiday menu from 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh fro...
12/15/2019

Be inspired by a holiday menu from 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-bur...
12/14/2019

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-bur...
12/13/2019

Experience Christmas 1875 at A Victorian Christmas with a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree (like this one made by the family's grandchildren). Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Imagine Christmas morning in 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the w...
12/12/2019

Imagine Christmas morning in 1875 at A Victorian Christmas for a guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through
Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Meet someone special under the kissing ball on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from t...
12/11/2019

Meet someone special under the kissing ball on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the house, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

The wreaths are hung! Experience Christmas 1875 on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with...
12/10/2019

The wreaths are hung! Experience Christmas 1875 on A Victorian Christmas guided tour of the Alexander Ramsey House, with cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, holiday music on the piano, and original family ornaments on the tree. Tours last 60 minutes and are offered Thursdays to Sundays through Dec 29. Reserve tickets now: http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?s=7800

Show your current membership card Dec 5 through Dec 8 to get 20% off regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired g...
12/05/2019
Member Double Discount Days

Show your current membership card Dec 5 through Dec 8 to get 20% off regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired gifts at participating MNHS museum stores and online. Store hours vary; check websites for hours: https://bit.ly/34PLOjk

Save 20% during members-only double discount days, December 5–8, 2019. Show your current membership card to get 20% off regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired gifts at participating MNHS museum stores and online. Store hours vary; check websi...

The Alexander Ramsey House is officially outfitted for the holidays! Enjoy the decor and more at A Victorian Christmas. ...
11/29/2019

The Alexander Ramsey House is officially outfitted for the holidays! Enjoy the decor and more at A Victorian Christmas. Tours are offered until Dec 29.

Click to see all the dates and times you can choose from: https://bit.ly/2rw9rP2 #MNHSHolidays

11/27/2019
Trimming the Christmas Tree

We had so much fun trimming the Alexander Ramsey House Christmas tree!

The parlor Christmas tree is decorated with original Ramsey family ornaments. It is a mix of store bought and handmade items, just like many modern families' Christmas trees. Anna Ramsey purchased the Kugel (glass globes) and Dresden (made of heavy paper) ornaments adorning the tree, and the granddaughters Anita and Laura made the beautiful paper ballerinas. Many letters from friends and the Ramsey family speak of the beautiful parlor tree each year, and how much they enjoyed celebrating the Christmas season with this special decoration.

Come celebrate the holiday season at A Victorian Christmas at the Alexander Ramsey House. Get your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2rw9rP2

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265 Exchange St S
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Missing dog, seen in your neighborhood! Don't chase or yell, call the number on this flyer. Please post & share. Thanks, from the Retrievers!
Just wondering why you would honor this horrid man, Alexander Ramsey for the way he mistreated and murdered so many Native Americans. Time for a NAME CHANGE and that includes the city of Ramsey!
Strange that someone that early would sign with his height. Maybe Alex had a future as a basketball player before he took on Minnesota Territory?