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State School Orphanage Museum, Owatonna

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Self-Guided Tours: The Orphanage Museum is located in the City Administration Building where you may view videos and see photos and artifacts that tell the story of the children who lived this history. Explore the campus by following a six-station Outdoor Audio Tour during summer hours.

Group Tours: Admission is charged for Group Tours. The tour includes a museum visit, Cottage 11 tour, and a 1930s video. Group tours are preferred Tues., Wed., or Thurs. between 10 am and 3 pm. Other appointments available by request. Book tours by calling 507.774-7369
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  • Average trip. We arrived at approximately 1 pm and made our way inside cottage 11 to tour first. We were met promptly by a tour guide who first sat us down in the living room, where we watched a... 
    Average trip. We arrived at approximately 1 pm and made our way inside cottage 11 to tour first. We were met promptly by a tour guide who first sat us down in the living room, where we watched a...  more »
  • If you take some time here you will get a very complete picture of the history of orphaned/unwanted children in America. Be prepared to be moved to tears at times. If you are a history buff, and... 
    If you take some time here you will get a very complete picture of the history of orphaned/unwanted children in America. Be prepared to be moved to tears at times. If you are a history buff, and...  more »
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  • An amazing piece of history just off I-35, especially recommend for locals but for anyone traveling the interstate with an hour or two of spare time I absolutely suggest checking this place out. Admission is free but the City of Owatonna requests you donate if your able too.
  • This is a great place to bring children. Historically educational. This is one of Minnesota historic places that most Minnesotans are unaware of. Please visit with your children.

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