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Hennepin History Museum

2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3505
+1 612-870-1329
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Local history on display

Spent a couple of hours here on a weekday afternoon. It’s a modest museum just a block from the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Big Lake, Minnesota
Cure for the Common Museum

The Hennepin History Museum is located in the Fair Oaks Historic District in the Whittier... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Cara L
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Hennepin History Museum is your history, your museum. We are the only history museum dedicated exclusively to sharing the diverse historic stories of Minneapolis and Hennepin County. Located in a beautiful converted historic mansion, our galleries feature rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics. Our library is open to those researching local history topics.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3505
2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3505
+1 612-870-1329
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Spent a couple of hours here on a weekday afternoon. It’s a modest museum just a block from the huge Minneapolis Institute of Arts, but its exhibits are engaging and thoughtful. There was a temporary exhibit on the Glen Lake Sanatorium, which is interesting to...More

Thank jrudnits
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Hennepin History Museum is located in the Fair Oaks Historic District in the Whittier neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. While it's located in the historic Christian Mansion, it is not a fuddy duddy dusty museum. There are...More

3  Thank Cara L
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a small museum in a house built in 1920. Good to visit if you're in the area and like history. They had displays on those big tire bicycles from the 1880's, and on the local "Buzza" greeting card company that went defunct in...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Hennepin History Museum Is a museum surprise. It connects us with our favorite activities and interests in unusual ways- last week a pet exhibit with some live pets present - and beginning this week a real historical objects exhibit of a favorite mode of...More

Thank annlewis694
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This museum works hard to provide a creative and innovative array of changing exhibits and events for viewers. Although you can visit to admire the architecture and interiors as well as the history of this little mansion, this is no "house" museum. It features the...More

1  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you are a history and architecture lover, then you will love this museum. If you are the sort that prefers traditional art museums, give this one a pass. I personally love this museum because it is a beautiful space, it is located right across...More

2  Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I read a glowing newspaper review and visited the Museum. Despite being very near the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children's Theater, I was totally unaware of this gem. I found it to be a remarkable place: a wonderful historical mansion, engaging exhibits, knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank jwats612
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I took my students here a couple of times when I was teaching and they loved it. They were especially thrilled to be able to wear costumes and learn about the styles of the past. We had just finished studying Pioneers with Laura Ingalls Wilder...More

Thank StevenLaVigne
Reviewed 25 May 2013

This little history museum sits quietly across the park from the Minneapolis Museum of Art at 2303 Third Avenue South, and we only "found" it because we had parked our car nearby. The building is a lovely piece of architecture completed in 1919. The rooms...More

5  Thank citycat66
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