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Navigate Minnesota's rich past with engaging self-guided tours

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A Full View of the Past

Uncover Minnesota history's iconic places and incredible people with a wide range of immersive, self-guided tours, exhibits, and interactive experiences that bring the past to life.

  • Explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems through our statewide network of self-guided tours
  • Test your knowledge with trivia games
  • Attend local history-related events and lectures
  • Access a wealth of curated online resources, including digitized archives and interactive timelines
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Exploring Minnesota's past

Do You Know Minnesota History?

Test your knowledge and learn intriguing facts about the past

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Explore the history of Minnesota's beer and brewing scene, highlighting iconic locations, legendary figures, and surprising stories

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Explore our online store for branded merchandise, history resources, and unique gifts celebrating Minnesota's history.