Alexander Ramsey House

265 S Exchange St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

On fieldtrips to the Alexander Ramsey House, students see and hear what growing up was like for Alexander Ramsey's grandchildren, Anita, Laura, and Alexander Ramsey Furness.

Our guides tell stories based on the family’s letters, diaries and photographs. Using these primary sources and over 14,000 original artifacts, each room is decorated to reflect the years from 1872-1900.

Students take a tour with our expert costumed guides and learn how their lives compare to the Ramsey family and servants. Students also sample a cookie prepared in our wood-burning stove while learning how the Ramsey's up-to-date kitchen operated.


  • Open for school tours by reservation Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Group size: Up to 60 students per hour (groups will be divided into groups of 15)
  • Tour time: One Hour
  • Cost: Students - $5. One chaperone free per every 15 students.


Information subject to change. Please check with Alexander Ramsey House for the most current information. Last updated on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

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