The Mellette House is a historic home and museum located at 421 Fifth Avenue Northwest in Watertown, South Dakota. It is the former residence of the first governor of South Dakota, Arthur C. Mellette.Put Mellette House into our Watertown trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Watertown.
The Mellette family built the house in 1885 on Prospect Hill (now Mellette Hill) and lived there until 1895. It was the location of Watertown's first radio station in 1929. When the house was condemned in 1943, a group purchased the property and formed the Mellette Memorial Association to restore and preserve it. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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Interesting stop during our day trip in Watertown. Guided tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Loved the historical house! more »
We stopped on a Sunday afternoon with my parents, husband, and 7-year-old. It took us about an hour to go through the house with a guided tour. We were the only ones there, so it was very personal..... more »
Tour guide was VERY pleasant, well informed and added many details, keep the interest of students as well of adults. I would recommend it to anyone interested in HISTORY. A BEAUTIFUL house, too. I do plan to return for another visit. ENJOY
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