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

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 1pm-4pm


If you have any inquires about hours or would like to visit to our museum, please reach out to us via email at

If you have questions regarding research or would like to look through our archives, please reach out to


Plan Your Visit

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



$5 – Adults

$4 – Seniors (65+)

Free – Students

Free – Children (6 to 12)

Free – Children under 6

Free – Native Americans

Free – NHS Members

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


Individual Membership Levels

Senior/ Veteran – $30

Individual – $40

Household – $50


Supporting Membership Levels

John North Level – $100

Hiram Scriver Level – $250

Henry Wheeler Level – $500

Heywood Circle – $1000+


All members enjoy:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • Free research, either in person or by the staff
  • Museum store discount
  • Ticket discounts for select events
  • Invitation to Members-Only events or programs
  • Benefits at Rice County historical societies

Supporting members also enjoy:

  • 15% museum store discount
  • Eligibility for one private tour for 4 people