Saturday, February 10, 2018

Minnesota Historical Sites - Lesser Known Sites Part 1

It's the 10th of the month, so that means we're visiting some Minnesota Historical Sites!

We’ve hit some of the ‘stars’ like Split Rock Lighthouse, Fort Snelling, and the Mill City Museum, but the MNHS also administrates and oversees some lesser-known gems that are worth a visit, too! The post will be full of videos of these historic places and buildings, since I’ve yet to visit them and have no photos of my own to share!

The Comstock House

This video, produced by the Minnesota State Historical Society tells the story of this architectural gem located in the far northwest of the state. (It’s one of the FEW MNHS sites I have yet to visit, though I’m trying to get there!)

The Jeffers Petroglyphs

This video from the MNHS gives you a glimpse of what you can expect when you visit these ancient petroglyphs!

The Minnehaha Depot

This little 'gingerbread' building was known as "The Princess." It was part of the railroad system that linked Minnesota with Chicago and the east coast. It was in operation until 1963 when the Milwaukee Road presented it to the MNHS.

Have you visited a 'lesser-known' historical site in your state that you enjoyed? I'd love to hear about it!

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Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at where she spends way too much time!


  1. I haven't made it to the well-known historical areas, say nothing about less familiar ones! Guess I need to reclaim my sense of adventure!

  2. Thank you for your interesting post. MN is one of the states I have not visited but I am hoping to change that one of these days.

  3. I've visited Minnesota but didn't see historical sites due to time. I enjoy stopping and reading a marker describing a historical event even though there's not much to see. Thank you for sharing these historical places in MN.