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.

              Museum Hours

                                  Sunday                 Closed         

                          Monday                Closed

                          Tuesday                By Appointment

                          Wednesday          10 to 4   

                          Thursday              10 to 4

                          Friday                    10 to 4

                          Saturday               10 to 4

We have a shortage of volunteer help at the front desk. Hours could change without notice.  

Tuesdays: staff is working in the building but away from the front desk. We would be happy to open up for you! Just give us a call, (507) 645-9268.

Plan Your Visit

408 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-645-9268
Fax: 507-663-6080

Contact Sean Allen (Exec. Director)

Contact Jeff Sauve (Curator/Collections)


The 1876 Robbery

For Kids

I Spy – Museum Version



$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

$3 – Students

$2 – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – NHS Members

Northfield Historical Society is a Time Travelers partner organization. See information on the Time Travelers program under our HOME menu.

News and Press Releases

A Sign from the Vault

While cleaning and putting the finishing touches on the bank prior to reopening last Thursday, Cathy and I discovered a big (and heavy) surprise in the vault; a cast iron sign with the words "DESIGNED AND BUILT BY HORACE E. HORTON ROCHESTER, MINN." After a moment of...

My Road to Northfield, Minnesota

I realize now that I have more in common with Jesse James than I thought I ever would; I’ve worked closely with my brother, traveled extensively through the American South, own a six-shooter, and came to Northfield, Minnesota to see the First National Bank. Having...