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Warden's House Museum, Stillwater

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Warden's House Museum is a historic house museum in Stillwater, Minnesota, United States. From 1853 to 1914 it was the official residence for the wardens of the Minnesota Territorial Prison, which became the Minnesota State Prison upon statehood in 1858. The Washington County Historical Society has operated the house since 1941, making it the second-oldest house museum in Minnesota. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 as the Minnesota Territorial/State Prison Warden's House for having state-level significance in the themes of architecture and social history. It was nominated for being the only surviving structure of the prison's Minnesota Territory period and the chief remnant of its statehood years.
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  • I love touring old homes, museums. Tour guide was excellent informing us of the wardens who had lived in the home and sightings of a ghost.Interesting of hear of the Younger gang being prisoners.  more »
  • This was a very interesting historic site. The house is full of artifacts from the time period. Tour guides were very informative.  more »
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  • Highly recommended! This 45min tour takes through the old wardens home giving you history about the land and also the territory of stillwater! 5.00 18yr plus 1.00 younger was a great deal for such a informative tour! If you love history take this tour along with the trolley to get a full insight into stillwater! Also....check out the very cool books in the gift shop on our 1.5 drive home we read ghost stories of mn..
  • I did a Pok√©mon raid here. It was ok

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