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Sibley House Historic Site

Mailing Address:
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy.
Mendota, MN 55150


Open select hours for special programs
(see Events & Programs)


  • $7 adults
  • $6 seniors and students w/ID
  • $6 active military personnel w/ID
  • $5 children 6-17
  • FREE for children age 5 and under and MNHS members



Events & Programs

These are signature events offered each year. For a current listing of all events visit the online calendar.

The Many Faces of Henry Sibley

Sat, June 7, 2014
Sat, June 14, 2014
Sat, July 5, 2014
Sat, July 12, 2014
Sat, August 2, 2014
Sat, August 9, 2014

Henry Hastings Sibley is known as one of Minnesota’s Founding Fathers. He was a national politician, a founder of the Minnesota Territory, leading architect of its constitution and the first governor of Minnesota. Some view Sibley as a cultural leader who bridged Dakota and European American cultures. However,... more

Jazz in June

Jazz in June

Sat, June 14, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm
Celebrate Mendota's rich jazz history with an evening of great music. Bring a blanket or chair, your friends and family, and enjoy music from local jazz artists on the beautiful Sibley House lawn. This year's featured artists are the Jack Brass... more
Family Art Day

Family Art Day

Sat, July 12, 2014

11 am - 4 pm

In the 1890s, Minnesota artist Burt Harwood taught a summer art school at the Sibley House property. Visit the same beautiful place that inspired him and create art as well as memories with family and friends. Try out different kinds of art, inspired by history and nature, at art... more

Minnesota History River Paddle

Sat, August 2, 2014
Sat, August 9, 2014
Grab your paddles and prepare to explore Minnesota’s past! The Sibley House Historic Site and Wilderness Inquiry have partnered to bring you closer to Minnesota’s history than ever before. You’ll explore the importance of the... more