Sibley House Historic Site

Minnesota Historical Society
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN 55150
Located in Mendota, MN.
The stone Sibley House was the home of the first Minnesota governor and a thriving fur trade location.

The Henry Sibley house was built when Henry Sibley was a young bachelor and regional manager for the fur company. The house changed as his family grew. The surrounding area was changed from an isolated trading post to an organized territory finally reaching statehood.

The Sibley Historic Site is the oldest Euro-American settlement in Minnesota. Four distinctive limestone buildings remain across from Historic Fort Snelling today. The buildings mark the American Fur Company's control over the region's Dakota trade between 1825 and 1853.

Activities: Visitors can take tours of the site and learn more of its history.

Hours: Hours vary by season and there is an admission fee to this site. See the Minnesota Historical website for more information.

Contact Information: Call the Minnesota Historical Society at (651) 452-1596.

Last updated: April 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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