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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Mayowood---a must see!

Arranged through the trolley tours (which also are worth every penny). The Mansion is very... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Rochester, Minnesota
Good history of Mayo clinic

Very informative mansion to learn the history of how the Mayo clinic got started as well as the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Arranged through the trolley tours (which also are worth every penny). The Mansion is very informative about the Mayo founders and their families. Beautiful at Christmas!

Thank tolly246
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very informative mansion to learn the history of how the Mayo clinic got started as well as the residence of one of the founding people of it. A must see for someone who comes to Rochester to go to the Mayo Clinic from far away.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Mayowood Mansion is well preserved and decorated. It is an excellent representation of the time it was occupied. The dosens are well informed and have many interesting stories to tell.

Thank niftyfarm
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you are into history these tours are very informative. If you like architecture this home has plenty of it. The holiday tours are very cool, Christmas especially.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our Christmas tour started at the History Center of Olmsted County. While waiting for the short video introduction of Mayowood, we perused the exhibits relating to the county's development since prehistoric times...an ambitious undertaking for a county historical society. While the exhibits were pretty basic,...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to the Christmas tour last year. The house is decorated as it would have been when Charles and Edith Mayo lived there. The house is a work of art in it's self, but especially so during the holidays. I love history any way...More

Thank Cyndie N
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you're a history buff and lover of historic homes, this is a must-see! I've lived around the Rochester area my whole life and honestly just never took the time to visit. Now I'm wondering why??!! Beautiful grounds, loads of history and some amazing tour...More

Thank minnesota1215
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Mayo Mansion is beautiful, especially at Christmas time. The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners have worked for years to restore the Mayo Gardens to their original splendor.

Thank Luann H
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love seeing Mayowood. If you enjoy learning about history and you want to learn more about the people who devoted themselves to healing, this is a good tour. Interesting to see how these folks lived and to step into their world for an afternoon.

Thank Arielf3773
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had family in town visiting, so I wanted to show them some of the Rochester history. I checked the website and it looked like there was a $5/person admission to the museum and the grounds, no mention of days it was not open just...More

Thank traveltheworld012
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Yuririana R
16 March 2015|
Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Contact Olmsted county historical society. There is a good place to rent nearby, called the mayowood stone barn. It's used for events and weddings.