Spring and Fall School Tours
Spring Tours: April - June
Fall Tours: September - November
Cost: $4 per student/adult
Length: Approx. 1 hour
School tours are now available for Spring 2013! Bring your class to participate in the BRAND-NEW school program, which asks students to think critically about the roles Henry Sibley and others played in the history of Minnesota. The tour combines historical inquiry skills with interactive role-playing elements to engage students in an exploration of Minnesota’s past.
Tours last approximately 1 hour and take students through historic buildings and introduce them to Minnesota’s fur trade history, the establishment of the Minnesota Territory and eventual statehood, as well as the tragic events of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Groups may also visit the Gift Shop located in the DuPuis House, where purchases help support our educational programs.
Click HERE for Sibley House Historic Site curriculum connections.
Reservations are required for field trips. We recommend you contact us well in advance if you have specific dates you would like for your visit.
Hours of Operation
Tours are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Times may be adjusted to meet school needs.
$4.00 per student/adult in educational groups (unless otherwise noted).
$40 minimum charge (10 student minimum) for school tour and program.
Payment or arrangement for payment may be made on the day of the tour.
Joint ticketing is available for groups visiting both the Sibley House Historic Site and Historic Fort Snelling on the same day ($8 per student).
Tours cancelled less than 2 business days in advance will be billed for 50% of the total tour fee based on the group size(s).
Groups of all sizes are welcome. Larger groups can be subdivided into smaller groups.
Time required to complete the program increases proportionally to the number of classes scheduled.
Groups may eat their lunches outdoors on the site. Groups are asked to place their trash in the appropriate receptacles.
Directions to Sibley House Historic Site.
The historic site is accessible to visitors with limited mobility, but some buildings and areas that are not easily accessible to individuals in wheelchairs or strollers. Please call ahead to ask questions about access for individuals with limited mobility.
Please call ahead for sign-language interpreters.