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The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite

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100-Year Old Office Elegance

Getting to the Historical Suite is half the experience: bronze sculpted entry doors, brass... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug C
Dubuque, Iowa
Beautiful Architecture

If you are at Mayo Clinic and need to get some fresh air and clear your head, a tour of this... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Cindy J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting to the Historical Suite is half the experience: bronze sculpted entry doors, brass railings, leaded glass windows, cork and parquet floors - all accessed through decorated corridors illuminated at low light levels are reminders about how office space technology and tastes have changed. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doug C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you are at Mayo Clinic and need to get some fresh air and clear your head, a tour of this building would be in order. The 1920s architecture is stunning and the museum is a great bit of history on Mayo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Stroll over between your appointments and view this building! The 3rd floor has the Mayo historical museum with artifacts. Note the tiles, doors and elevators

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank world t
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We toured Mayo clinic with a friend and found the Plummer Building to be quite awesome. It felt like we were stepping back in time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Free museum on third floor is very interesting. Second floor main hallway is stunning and elegant from the early days of Mayo. Stop by for a quick visit while you are here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank loud976
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This building is across the street from the Mayo Clinics Mayo/Gonda buildings. The outside of the building can be viewed from the upper floors of the Mayo buildings. It is worth walking inside to see what beautiful buildings were like in the 1920 era.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pippadude
Reviewed 4 September 2018

While my wife was a patient at the Mayo Clinic we took a tour it which included the Plummer Building. It was a wonderful tour and quite enlightening about the history of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo family. I would highly recommend this tour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you like older period buildings, the Plummer building is for you and if you're at the original Mayo Clinic in Rochester,Mn., particularly in winter, it will be on your (vey short) list of things to do. It is an attractive older blooding directly across...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GARY L
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I only wish there was a roof top to see downtown from the building. Beautiful hall connecting to Mayo buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pickykicky
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of historical architecture, this is a must-see! Every detail is elegant. This is a feast for the eyes, and fascinating history, too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jamie G
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25 October 2018|
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Response from Jamie G | Reviewed this property |
The Plummer Building does that — and it’s gorgeous, too!
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Response from joxxxxxjoxxxx | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, the Historical Suite on Plummer third floor is open without charge to patients, visitors and staff for self-guided tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, General Service offers tours of the... More