Jan 30 2008
Sibley House Historic Site
Downtown Mendota, MN. 651-452-1596. http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/shs/
$5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6-17, 5 and under free. Free parking. Not stroller accessible. Restrooms available in gift shop building.
The kids and I stopped at the Sibley House on a summer morning, just in time for a guided tour. The tour started in the gift shop building and then continued down the hill to the fur-trade building, the Sibley House, and another building on the property.
Our tour guide was very good with the kids, asking them to sit on the rug in the center of a room so they wouldn’t be tempted to touch things, but the hour-long tour was still too long for our youngest, so we bowed out before the tour went to the third building.
Still, the kids learned some things about Henry Hastings Sibley, and we ended our day across the river at Fort Snelling to continue our adventure in Minnesota history.
It had three houses.
Even though we didn’t get to see the third house, it was ok, we didn’t mind.