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


TUESDAY 10:00-5:00

WEDNESDAY 10:00-5:00

THURSDAY 10:00-5:00

FRIDAY 10:00-5:00

SATURDAY 9:00-4:00

SUNDAY 1:00-4:00  


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.

News and Press Releases

Guided Tours Are Back!

Guided Tours are now available every Saturday and Sunday this summer. Guided tours Tuesday-Friday are offered by our Jr. Posse tour guides upon request. All Tours are voluntary and included in the cost of admission.

Outhouse Archeology with Sullivan Labno

Come join the Northfield Historical Society as we experience Outhouse Archeology with Sullivan Labno on August 19th from 10-2! The location for this free event is 613 Water Street South. This is a public event, and anyone is welcome to join.  Sullivan’s research...


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