Monday, December 06, 2021
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the Sibley Site will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 29, 2021! Following guidelines by the CDC and MDH, face coverings are recommended for those not fully vaccinated and social distancing is strongly encouraged.

We are currently offering in-person, or virtual, school tours.

The town of Mendota was an important place in 19th-century Minnesota. The center of the region's fur trade, Mendota was also the home of Henry Sibley, fur trader, U.S.-Dakota War general and Minnesota's first governor. Sibley Historic Site tours are the perfect complement to a visit to Historic Fort Snelling. Book both sites and receive a discount.

Field Trip Options

Students learn about Minnesota's past through the lens of Henry Sibley's life, including history of the fur trade, and U.S.-Dakota relations in early Minnesota.

Grades: 4, 5, 6 

Cost: $5 per student

If you are not able to cover the cost of your students, please contact us directly to learn about free student admissions, sponsored by the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site!

To book your tour, or to learn more, please contact the Sibley Site Supervisor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 651-452-1596.

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