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Brown County Historical Society

New Ulm, MN
+1 888-727-8386
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Great experience with lots to learn

Lots of information about WW1, the Dakota war and the influence on New Ulm and surrounding area... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Beautifully done museum

We stopped to learn a little about the local history and were not disappointed. Our favorite was... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Allison S
via mobile
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Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota people.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“third floor” (6 reviews)
“dakota war” (4 reviews)
“three floors” (3 reviews)
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New Ulm, MN
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Lots of information about WW1, the Dakota war and the influence on New Ulm and surrounding area. Don’t miss the general store on the third floor where you can hear first hand how different residents encounter the Dakota war. An added bonus was the Christmas...More

Thank Johan_Andice
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped to learn a little about the local history and were not disappointed. Our favorite was the 3rd floor which focused on the Dakota war. We spent almost 2 hours here, lots of reading involved with this museum.

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

To learn about this "History Rich" area. Since a little kid, I have been fascinated by the very History in the area I was born - and now that I am well into middle-age- that feeling has not changed. The Brown County Historical Society does...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum to learn about the area and we were pleasantly surprised at all the information in this one building. First floor was the German settlers that came to the area and how they lived. The second floor was devoted to WW 1 and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife is doing family genealogical research and Darla, at the Brown County Historical Society, was very helpful. She found records pertaining to our ancestors and provided additional background for us. The Society has interesting historical exhibits in their museum, and the staff are friendly.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This small museum was very nice. You can walk around at your own leisure, no hurry. The outside of the building is gorgeous with lots of history. It is located next to the welcome center which is a must to visit. The lady there was...More

Thank roadtripnuts
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We went to the just opened WWI exhibit and were very impressed. It was well put together and very informative. The US Dakotah war exhibit on the 3rd floor is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area. It does a...More

Thank trudioo
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We wanted to look into our heritage and find more info on our family. Museum is top notch with interactive sections.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The building, itself, is worth the stop. But the further surprise is the excellent displays- some that change through the year. The Third Floor Dakota Uprising exhibit was dramatic.The doll house exhibit wonderful. GREAT book store for all books Minnesota.

1  Thank Vissidarte
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Check out all three floors. Local historical items on the first floor. Early drawings by Wanda Gag and German items on the second floor. The treasures are on the third floor for a historical view of the Dakota Conflict.

Thank 123PMC
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