John H. Stevens House

4901 Minnehaha Avenue S.
   Minneapolis MN   55417

(located in Minnehaha Falls Park)


"The Birthplace of Minneapolis"

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2018 Calendar

Hours for Stevens House this Summer

from Memorial Day through Labor Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Come see our new exhibit: A Walk in the Park

If you have happy memories of our top-rated park system, remembering lazy days at the beach, barbecues in our urban forest,

biycling round the lakes, and more, you will LOVE this exhibit.

Become a part of our history: Bring pictures of yourself or your family frolicking in the parks for inclusion in our exhibit!

Then sit back and relax in the memories that make our City great.


Past Events have included:

  • Memorial Day: - our season opener and the Annual Founders' Fest: Master Story teller Larry Johnson will present “Gerda Pulls Harder Than the Horses", the story of how the children of Minneapolis saved Stevens House and out City's history; vintage  games for children & adults. Prizes for kids!

  • Sunday, June 7, 2:00 to 3:30, A One Mile Walk: About the human and natualhistory of Minnehaha Falls. Led by historian and naturalist Duke Addicks.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2:00 to 3:30, From Conch Shell Trumpet to Highland Bagpipes: Ten thousand years of music at Minnehaha Falls. Played and talked by street musician Duke Addicks.


  • Sunday, July 19, 2 pm, Native Plants and Early Medicines: Descended from a Canadian doctor who first studied the use of plants as medicines by the Indians, Master Gardener, Jerry Foley, talks about his Native Plant Garden at Stevens House and demonstrates how Settlers and Indians used native plants as medicines. 
  • Sunday, August 9, 2:00 to 3:30, The Young and the Restless: Ten young Euro-American men who explored the area of Minnehaha falls during the 17th to the 19th centuries.  Told by Duke Addicks, who in his youth lived beside Minnehaha Creek.


  • Sunday, September 6, 2:00 into the evening, Drumming in the Autumn: A drum circle for everyone.  Led by Duke Addicks who will tell some of the legends and lore surrounding the drum.  (bring your drum, another drum if you are willing to share, or we may have a few extras for the drumless)
  • Monday, September 7, Labor Day: Season ends, final day of schduled tours.


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