Visit Us

408 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057

Phone number: 507-645-9268

Fax number: 507-663-6080


Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Closed Sundays in January & February

Guided Tours

   Daily, Early June through Labor Day


$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

$3 – Students

$2 – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – NHS Members


 By Appointment Only 



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.

History Night at the Museum Series

2020 Programs 

Up next:

The History of the St. Olaf Band

with Susan Hvistendahl and Jeff Sauve

February 20, 2020      Doors open at 6 pm

NHS Annual Meeting

February 28, 2020

Grand Event Center | Doors open at 5:30

Keynote Speaker – Brett Reese

The Restoration of the Scofield Building

 – Reserve Tickets Here – 

NHS is sad to announce that the debut of the new raid exhibit has been postponed for reasons out of our control. When we have a new opening date to share, you will be the first to know. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is a PACKED HOUSE tonight at the museum to hear Jeff Sauve and Susan Hvistendahl speak on the St. Olaf Band! ... See MoreSee Less

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What Visitors Are Saying about the Northfield Historical Society

Visited with teenagers. They enjoyed the variety of explanations including a video orientation. Well done! Great restoration and presentation of a time after the Civil War when times were still turbulent.
Richard J., Gainesville, Georgia

We really enjoyed seeing this museum. They kept the actual bank part of it as it was when Jesse James and friends tried to abscond with the money. The film was very informative and we left feeling that we well understood what took place.
Kelly B.

Certainly worth the $5 admission…The young lady who walked us through the bank was a high school student who volunteers at the museum, She did a better job as a storyteller relating the events than many adults… Trip Advisior

Three of the four of us [on the tour] are James historians, with one of us a person who works at the James Farm and two of us are James writers. We found the tour to be accurate and well done by our tour guide.
Elizabeth J. Lexington, Missouri

The Historical Society was very well done. There was a $5.00 entry fee and it was worth it. We watched a film on Jesse James and read more about him. It also had a room describing Malt o Meal. It’s worth the stop.
Via Trip Advisor

This is not your typical “any town” Historical Society Museum… Annie T. - Yelp