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Brown County Historical Society

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Address: New Ulm, MN
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+1 888-727-8386
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota people.

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Darla helped us look up our family history,

We wanted to look into our heritage and find more info on our family. Museum is top notch with interactive sections.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Lori F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We wanted to look into our heritage and find more info on our family. Museum is top notch with interactive sections.

Thank Lori F
Dayton, Ohio
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The building, itself, is worth the stop. But the further surprise is the excellent displays- some that change through the year. The Third Floor Dakota Uprising exhibit was dramatic.The doll house exhibit wonderful. GREAT book store for all books Minnesota.

1 Thank Vissidarte
New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Check out all three floors. Local historical items on the first floor. Early drawings by Wanda Gag and German items on the second floor. The treasures are on the third floor for a historical view of the Dakota Conflict.

Thank 123PMC
Madison, South Dakota
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Has lots of very local history, The trees around here don't have a lot of branches!!! Some really cool history about immigration from Germany and Germanic countries and how they settled here in the United States.

Thank Tasia H
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Absolutely worth the stop. Take the time to check out all of the displays. If your a history nut this is what it is all about.

Thank borgmaul
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The Brown County Historical Museum was the last stop on our day long school field trip. They divided the groups by age and the volunteers successfully guided us using age appropriate tours. The video on the attack of New Ulm in 1862 was informative, but also kept the students' interest. Our older students will gladly return for more time when... More 

Thank Connie S
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A very charming man named Willard gave us a wonderful overview of the building and its contents. He pointed out highlights, who to use all of the equipment. He was even able to tell us places to eat when we told him they type of small town places we like. It was a great little Museum , $5.00 for adults-... More 

Thank Heather J
Courtland, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

One of my favorite places for researching anything and anywhere in Brown County, as well as a couple of places in Nicollet County that have history tied to New Ulm such as Fort Ridgely and Courtland. I have done much research and their files on the families of Brown County are wonderful and many of them have pictures of the... More 

Thank Sheila W
New Ulm, Minnesota
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

nice place to learn the history of new ulm and the area very interesting nice and clean very help full staff need to go if you visit new ulm

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Management response:

Thank you for visiting the Museum, we are glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks also for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Dakota/settler war exhibit was so good we went back the next day to absorb more. Really deepened our understanding and appreciation of the area's history and the challenges of all the people trying to survive there. Brought New Ulm to life for us. Also in a beautiful building (old post office).

1 Thank CarmellaAnne

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