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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Very nice walking tour

The property was developed by the family of doctors who created and ran the Mayo clinic. The house... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Umesh G
,
Franklin Park, NJ, United States
This is a Historical place in the life of Rochester, MN

The house is open for tours, however, tours must be scheduled. The house is beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Esther1609138
,
Rochester, Minnesota
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“mayo family” (24 reviews)
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“mayo clinic” (28 reviews)
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
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"mayo family"
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"county historical society"
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"very interesting tour"
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"historical center"
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"christmas tour"
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"under construction"
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"american family"
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"life style"
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"amazing home"
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"visiting rochester"
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"piece of history"
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"special events"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The property was developed by the family of doctors who created and ran the Mayo clinic. The house is fantastic and tells a great story. Worth a visit

Thank Umesh G
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The house is open for tours, however, tours must be scheduled. The house is beautiful and the scenery is great.

1  Thank Esther1609138
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the wooded hills of southwest Rochester is the beautiful Mayowood mansion, once the home of Dr. Charles Mayo, co-founder of the renowned Mayo Clinic. Our tour guide brought Dr. Charlie and his family vividly back to life with the many charming and historic...More

1  Thank 565cathym
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

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
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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.

1  Thank neonvacation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MistyLee27
Yuririana R
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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.
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