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Plummer House

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Address: 1091 Plummer Ln SW, Rochester, MN 55902-2084
Phone Number:
+1 507-328-2525

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The outside was very interesting! Historical and very good area! Well taken care ! Hard to get to some area!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike D
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside was very interesting! Historical and very good area! Well taken care ! Hard to get to some area!

Thank Mike D
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit in the spring and summer when the gardens are in bloom. Even when the house is not open for tours you can walk around the ground, great place for pictures and a picnic. You can rent the house for events. Dr, Plumber wanted to be an architect but his parents wanted him to... More 

Thank braille
Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read that this was not available to tour inside, unless you schedule a private group function or tour, later in the year. We went up to the grounds, because you can walk the trails in the gardens and around the exterior of the home. It was late afternoon and cool. The trails were muddy and moist, but the... More 

Thank Lou P
Tawas City, Michigan
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Self-tour done in 35 min. Lots of artifacts from Mayo brothers & clinic history. Very architecturally beautiful building inside & out. Well-worth your time...

Thank Laure S
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had relatives visiting and wanted to show off some of the Rochester history as this is a fine example of historical wealth and privilege. This is a very beautiful mansion high on a hilltop with lovely grounds. I have been here a half dozen times, but the mansion itself has NEVER been open, consequently I know very little about... More 

Thank traveltheworld012
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is a beautiful place to go visit, even for locals! I love to take my kids there for pictures, or even to just walk the grounds and look at all of the beautiful flowers and brick and stone structures!

Thank Ashley0607
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great history about Mayo. Definitely must see if you're interested in learning the history of Mayo Clinic.

Thank Jenny O
Blaine, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

They have an amazing botanical garden hidden in a lower level of the mansion. There was a wedding setting up Saturday so we didnt stay long but it was beautiful to walk through. Great views and they have tours of the House itself.

2 Thank peteo414
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went to an antique sale at the house for a local charity. Wide variety of items made for a fun shopping experience. The event was held in the house so had plenty of opportunity to explore inside the house and also walk the grounds. A lovely place to visit.

1 Thank STLtoAnywhere
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

There was a children party there but we could admire the house from outside and enjoy the quietness of the garden which is some steps down the hill. I recomend spending some time in the garden especially that there are few visitor around....

Thank CrisAndrei

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