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Address: 131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3021
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+1 605-367-7097

Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F....

Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.

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Great piece of history.

Nice historical stop in Sioux Falls. The tour was fun and informative. Great place for a family visit.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Colton, South Dakota
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Colton, South Dakota
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice historical stop in Sioux Falls. The tour was fun and informative. Great place for a family visit.

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Sioux Falls
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Last week the Museum had an open house. What an exquisite event. Free horse-drawn carriage ride -- what a treat! Inside there was free hot chocolate, tea, or coffee to warm yourself; and a great assortment of cookies and treats. The home and museum are very well maintained, furnished, and presented.

Thank ScubaDiverRick
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We walked in and viewed the artifacts and were slightly disapointed that the house (or so we thought) had been converted into just a museum. 1 of the employees/volunteers asked if we wantes to see the house....now this is what we came for! The house so still as it was when Pettigrew's lived there. He took us on a tour... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This beautifully preserved Victorian home with period furnishings is now a Sioux Falls city museum housing the collection of Senator Richard F. Pettigrew. Pettigrew was a lawyer, surveyor, land developer and world traveler. He bought the home in 1912. Today it tells the story of the early development of Sioux Falls and houses Pettigrew's collections of fascinating artifacts from his... More 

1 Thank dogchow2016
Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was a beautiful old mansion. It has a lot of history and give a great look back at Sioux Falls. I think most people would enjoy the museum and you can't beat the price! NO ADMISSION FEE!!!

Thank Nina112856
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Felt uneasy inside. more upstairs then down on main floor. nice to hear the history of the man that lived there though

Thank natalieach2016
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We normally aren't big on museums but someone I work with is from Sioux Falls and recommended it so we took the 20 minute tour. It was very interesting and had a lot of original pieces in the house. It's hard to believe that something built so long ago can still be in such good shape. There were pictures and... More 

1 Thank Denise K
Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Have visited the Pettigrew several times and always enjoy the offerings. Located in one of Sioux Fall's early mansions it offers a great source for local history. The building has its limitations but the staff does a wonderful job offering new programs and activities. Worth a stop and a walk around the neighborhood also.

Thank loesshawk2015
Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Take the time to check out the Pettigrew Home and Museum. Lots of local history and quirky finds of Mr. Pettigrew.

Thank Allison B
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Born to an Abolitionists family in Vermont, Robert Pettigrew went to South Africa to fight the British on the Boars side when he was twenty. Having spent all his youthful energy in that war, he turned to something much more substantial: politics. Eventually, he became U.S. Senator and was mixed up in more than one controversy. Avid collector that he... More 

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