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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Amazing place

Took the tour thru the mansion. Guide was very knowledgeable. Place is very well kept up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew F
Plainfield, Illinois
Well preserved and interesting

A fascinating look at an unusual family's life style. The support structure of the family and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ernest H
Conway, AR, United States
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour thru the mansion. Guide was very knowledgeable. Place is very well kept up. Amazing the luxuries and design they had that were ahead of its time. Great history of the house and family. Kind of disappointing that weren't allowed to take pictures...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating look at an unusual family's life style. The support structure of the family and house has been well preserved. Of particular interest was the working area of the house. The guides are very well trained and love their work.

1  Thank Ernest H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is an exciting historic mansion. Lots to learn, really takes you back to roots of Rochester. Must see if you are a historian of any degree.

Thank neonvacation
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Quite informative tour given by a lady who personally knew one of the Mayo grandchildren. She knew a lot as well as a couple other men there. You were able to ask questions and see the actual house items in their original rooms as well...More

Thank Karen Q
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Mayowood home is a historic part of Rochester and a must see if you live in or are visiting Rochester. Mayo Clinic was founded by members of the Mayo family who lived here. I have been on several tours and even decorated for the...More

1  Thank Island_Soul_Annie
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had seen pictures, like the one above, and were interested to see this home, from the outside, since tours don't take place until later in the spring. We drove around for about 1/2 hour before locating it. The first address we found for it,...More

1  Thank Lou P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The home of Dr.Charlie and Edith Mayo is a lovely place with beautiful Oriental rugs,Crystal chandeliers​,and candelabra.Dr.Charlie designed the very unique mansion that hosted many famous people during Dr.Charlie and Dr.Will,the Mayo brothers,practice and creation of the World famous Mayo clinic.If you enjoy historic homes...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Arranged through the trolley tours (which also are worth every penny). The Mansion is very informative about the Mayo founders and their families. Beautiful at Christmas!

Thank tolly246
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very informative mansion to learn the history of how the Mayo clinic got started as well as the residence of one of the founding people of it. A must see for someone who comes to Rochester to go to the Mayo Clinic from far away.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Mayowood Mansion is well preserved and decorated. It is an excellent representation of the time it was occupied. The dosens are well informed and have many interesting stories to tell.

Thank niftyfarm
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Hi, my husband & I were fortunate enough to visit the Mayowood mansion and its beautiful grounds. We didnt have a guide give us a tour due to a Mayo function going on at the time but the next time we are there we will deffinatlly be getting tickets to do the tour. We had lots of questions but unfortunatlly we didnt have the knowledge to understand about the houses or other questions we had, however there was a cave like building in the back of the original Mayo house that we were very interested in learning what that was. If anyone has any idea or knowledge of what that is we're very interested in knowing what that was used for. Thank you and I hope we'll soon find out.
28 August 2015|
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Response from Mauiartist100 | Reviewed this property |
The cave rooms were where they stored the ice cut from the lake in the winter. The rooms where than a large food storage.
Yuririana R
Can this place be rented or used for photography?
16 March 2015|
Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Contact Olmsted county historical society. There is a good place to rent nearby, called the mayowood stone barn. It's used for events and weddings.