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Address: 265 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2445
Phone Number: +1 651-296-8760
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Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home...

Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor. The house is open year-round for scheduled events and programming.

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Step back in Time

If you enjoy history within a city this is definitely for you. They reenact what life would be like during this era. If you go during the holiday's the home will be decorated... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ashland, United States
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Ashland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy history within a city this is definitely for you. They reenact what life would be like during this era. If you go during the holiday's the home will be decorated for Christmas and it is very festive. The tour is one hour and a great event to do with a group of friends. We had a surprise... More 

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St Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of early Minnesota history, the home tours by period dressed docents bring the life and times of early Minnesota to life with a sense of the experience. Their special tours around holidays helps you understand local period life as well.

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Thank seekayak
Ruthton, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not very interesting. I'm not super in to history so I guess considering it isn't bad I just found it boring.

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Thank desiraefilter2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

What made the visit interesting was the tour guide's knowledge and ability to communicate details and interesting stories about the family that first lived in the house.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We enjoy visiting the Ramsey House at Christmas. The home is furnished with actual Ramsey family possessions so at Christmas you can see the family's decorations and ornaments on the tree. The home is lovely but not so big that it is overwhelming. The guides are dressed in period costumes and stay in character for whom they are portraying. There... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I took my family here including 2 girls (ages 8 and 5) on New Year's Day. The tour clips along and the girls were asked to help with some of the props that the docents were working with. We also loved the cookies and would have liked to have more (as noted in another review). It is such a beautiful... More 

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Thank Lisa T
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining for tha family and the house lovely preserved! Got to know the history of Saint Paul through the Ramsey's.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The house is decorated as it would have been in its prime. Very nice tour with Christmas music on the piano. Worthwhile visit, free parking.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The tour was pretty interesting. I did bring a six year old child-she was a little bored but it was only an hour. Maybe older kids would enjoy it more. The cookies were so good, they need to make more and sell them. Or at least offer each guest more, they were very small!

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Thank Susan S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This isn't a place for anyone with physical challenges, this tour requires climbing stairs. The tour is interesting and a great way to learn St Paul history.

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