John H. Stevens House

4901 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis (located in Minnehaha Falls Park)


'The Birthplace of Minneapolis'

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Welcome to the

Historic John H. Stevens House Museum

Birthplace of Minneapolis and Hennepin County


As a special gift to Minneapolis and visitors,

All regular tours and events will be FREE this summer!

Private tours arranged by request:
Adults $3 Children $1

Come to Historic John H. Stevens House Museum and explore the history of  Minneapolis, in the place where ordinary people dreamed up a brand new city and turned it into reality.   Learn about the courage and imagination that turned a lonely prairie into a bustling city!

Hear about how Minneapolis school children saved our history by pulling the House to its present site!

 One of the top ten places to visit in Minneapolis! Linked conveniently to downtown Minneapolis by the Light Rail Line!

Visit us this summer for our lively events, which include children's stories and games led by a professional storyteller, talks about Dakota Indian history, demonstration of how to make medicines from historic plants in our garden, and an art show featuring Minneapolis' lakes, rivers, and parks ... and much more!

For more information or to get the full schedule - Click on "Calendar" in the left-hand menu



We offer a variety of events, including:
      -Guided historical tours
      -Family fun events
      -Vintage activities for kids: games, toys, and children’s crafts
      -Ghost hunter seminars -      

…..and more!

Minneapolis history tours delight residents and visitors alike!

Steven's House connects directly with downtown hotels via Light Rail.

Downtown Minneapolis


Minneapolis Convention Center Hotels


Metrodome Hotels


Twin Cities Marathon Hotel

Nokia Sugar Bowl Marathon Hotels

Small group tours are given throughout the year. Call us at 612 722-2220 to make special arrangements for your school, church, social, or other tour group.



For information about summer employment and volunteer and community service opportunities,

click on "Volunteers".

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