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



THURSDAY 9:00-6:00

FRIDAY 9:00-4:00

SATURDAY 9:00-4:00

SUNDAY 1:00-4:00

We have a shortage of volunteer help at the front desk. Hours could change without notice.  


Plan Your Visit

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

Contact Christine Hamp (Administrative Assistant)



The 1876 Robbery

Fran Hall Tin Can



$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

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...

Honoring Our WWI Veterans

November 11, 1918 was a day for which many hoped and prayed. It was the day that the armistice was signed ending the Great War. The war had been raging in Europe since 1914, and while the United States had only been officially in the war for a year and a half, a...