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The following historic sites are maintained and operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. For more information about them, or to learn about visiting them, go to or call (651)296-6126.

Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Birch Coulee Battlefield, Morton
Lower Sioux Agency, Morton
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia
William G. LeDuc House, Hastings
Grand Mound, International Falls 
Harkin Store, New Ulm 
Historic Fort Snelling, Minneapolis
St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis
Sibley Historic Site, Mendota
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
W. H. C. Folsom House, Taylors Falls
W. W. Mayo House, Le Sueur
Lindbergh House, Little Falls
Comstock House, Moorhead
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids 
Fort Ridgely, Fairfax 
Minnehaha Depot, Minneapolis
Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul
North West Company Fur Post, Pine City
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River
Historic Forestville, Preston 
James J. Hill House, St. Paul 
Jeffers Petroglyphs, Jeffers
Lac qui Parle Mission, Montevideo

Split Rock Lighthouse State Historic Site: A single storm on November 28, 1905, damaged 29 ships on Lake Superior and prompted the construction of Split Rock Lighthouse.  Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, it became accessible by land when the North Shore Highway was built in 1924.  It quickly became one of Minnesota‚Äôs best-known landmarks and the most visited lighthouse in America.  The station closed in 1969, when modern navigational equipment made it obsolete, and the State of Minnesota acquired it in 1971.  The Minnesota Historical Society now cares for the 25-acre historic site and conducts tours and educational programs at the lighthouse.

Last updated: 6/1/2009 2:52:59 PM