John H. Stevens House

4901 Minnehaha Avenue S.
  Minneapolis MN 55417
  (located in Minnehaha Falls Park)


'The Birthplace of Minneapolis'

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to the

Historic John H. Stevens House Museum

Birthplace of Minneapolis and Hennepin County


Check our Calendar page for new, extended hours
and a description of our current exhibit,
A Walk in the Park !

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, a demonstration of how to make medicines from local plants

from our native plant garden, 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
  • Talks and lectures
  • Vintage activities for kids: games, toys, and children’s crafts
  • Small group tours
  • …..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 by appointment only.

Call us at 612 722-2220 to make special arrangements for your school, church, social,
or other tour group.  Private tours arranged by request: 

For information about summer community service opportunities, click on "Volunteers".

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