Visit the oldest Euro-American settlement in Minnesota where four distinctive limestone buildings grace the Minnesota River bluff across from Historic Fort Snelling. These buildings mark the American Fur Company's control over the region's Dakota trade between 1825 and 1853, when Mendota was a major center of the region's fur trade. The Sibley Historic Site is on the southern bluff of the Minnesota River upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi, an area called Bdote by the Dakota people. The site includes four of Minnesota's oldest buildings, including the homes of Henry Hastings Sibley and Jean-Baptiste Faribault. The Sibley Historic Site offers events, seasonal guided tours, and a museum shop.
*Please note, the Sibley Historic Site is closed for the tour season. The site will reopen May 2023. For special group tours, or school tours, in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023, please call 651-452-1596.
Sibley Historic Site
1357 Sibley Memorial Highway
Mendota, MN 55150