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

Who Is The Crazy Person With The Camera?

Maybe you’ve seen me around town in the last week, the crazy person with the camera. I’ve been walking around downtown taking photos of COVID-19 signage on the businesses. At a few places I’ve even taken photos of how business is being conducted in this new,...

Recovering from the Unexpected

Recovering from the Unexpected

  It’s wonderful having a museum in an historic building. The building adds to the ambiance of the story we’re telling. What’s not so great, though, is the amount of maintenance the building needs on a regular basis.   Even worse, sometimes, are the repairs, and...

Who Wants Some Popcorn?

Northfield does! We live in a very special town. We have a downtown with wonderfully preserved historic buildings, a town square with a lively fountain and benches designed for relaxation, and we have our very own popcorn wagon serving the hot, buttery treat every day...