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

Closed for January and February

Dear Valued Patrons,

In order to prepare for an exciting new exhibit, the Northfield History Museum will be closed during the months of January and February. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. WE WILL BE OPEN FOR HISTORY HAPPY HOUR, THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH!

We are thrilled to announce that we will reopen our doors on March 1st with a captivating new exhibit that promises to bring history to life in unique and engaging ways.

During our closure, the museum staff will be available for office hours by appointment. If you have any inquiries or would like to schedule a visit, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at We look forward to welcoming you back in March and sharing the wonders of history with our community.

Thank you for your continued support!


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.

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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.


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