Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

The Sibley Historic Site includes four limestone and brick buildings that are among the oldest still standing structures in Minnesota. They include the Sibley House, the Faribault House, the DuPuis House and a Cold Store. Today, the restored buildings help tell the history of the region's fur trade, Sibley's involvement in Minnesota business and politics, as well as his role in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

Visitor Amenities

Shopping

  • A store is located in the DuPuis House and has gifts and souvenirs for all ages and interests. Items include history-themed toys, collectibles, posters and historic reproductions. Browse books on a variety of subjects, including biographies of Henry Hastings Sibley and histories of Minnesota's fur trade and American Indians. Snacks are also available.
  • A selection of our products is available for sale online.

Dining

  • Snacks are sold in the museum store.

Accessibility

  • The historic site is accessible to visitors with limited mobility, but some buildings and areas are not easily accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.
  • Visitors with limited mobility may drive to the historic site after paying admission.
  • Please call ahead to ask questions about access for individuals with limited mobility.
  • Please call ahead for sign language interpreters.

Parking

  • Free parking is available on site and along Sibley Memorial Highway/Highway 13.

Lost and Found

  • Please check with staff in the DuPuis House for lost and found items.

First Aid

  • Kits are available in all public buildings. AED's available in the DuPuis House and the Sibley House.

Service Animals

  • Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted to assist visitors.

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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