The mission of the Northfield Historical Society is to connect individuals to the history

of the Northfield area by collecting, preserving, and sharing its unique stories.

Yes, We Are Open!

Visit Us

  408 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057

Phone number: 507-645-9268

Fax number: 507-663-6080



$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

$3 – Students

$2 – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – NHS Members

Plan Your Visit


June 1 – September 4

Monday – Saturday     10 to 5

Sunday                          12 to 5



The Northfield Bank Raid

John Sletten: Northfield’s Cobbler Artist


Customize Your Visit

Join a Guided Tour

 Go Through The Museum on Your Own

Pick Up Discussion Prompts for Adults or Students

Play I Spy With your Kids

Use a Spanish Language Booklet to Read Along






2021 Calendar

June                  1 – Adventures of John North program  begins

                          12 – Cemetery Stories presented by SCOPE

                          20 – Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

                          27 – Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

July                    9 – Northfield 1920s Walking Tour

August              25 – Adventures of John North program  ends

September       1-11 – Outlaw Run Virtual 5K/15K Run-Walk


                           12—Outlaw Run 5K/15K Run-Walk



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Cemetery Stories is TOMORROW!! This is a family-friendly event that's FREE at Northfield Cemetery! A non-walking tour will be held at 5pm and a gravesite tour will be held at 6pm. Come enjoy the stories of our former community members and cheer on the high school students who put the event together!** Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you're attending the 5pm show. Wear comfy shoes for the 6pm show. And bring something to drink - it's going to be warm! ** ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to unforeseen circumstances and this absurd heat, we are cutting back Cemetery Stories to ONLY tours at 5pm and 6pm this Saturday, June 12. The 5pm tour is still a non-walking tour (bring a lawn chair!) and 6 pm will be at the gravesites. The event will now be FREE but donations will be accepted! Wear comfy shoes and bring some water with you.Come out and support the SCOPE students and actors who have worked so hard on this program!! ... See MoreSee Less
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There are plenty of spots open to join one of the Cemetery Stories tours! The event is June 12 and we're running tours at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8. Don't want to walk? Bring a lawn chair for the 5 pm non-walking tour. The ghosts will come to you! You can stop by the museum to sign up or give us a call and we'll take your reservation, 645-9268. And this is a family event so nothing will be too scary for little ones!The event is sponsored by Benson & Langehough Funeral Home, Keith Pumper Plumbing and Heating, All Flex, and Heritage Dental Care. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cemetery Stories is taking place June 12. 5pm is a non-walking tour. Walking tours are every half hour starting at 6. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for NHS members, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students. Reserve your tickets today by calling the museum, 645-9268. ... See MoreSee Less
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