Tours of the Historic House Museum
Self guided tours are available to visitors most* Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children with paid adult admission.
*If you are traveling from a distance please call us to check tour hour updates as we often have events who rent the historic house for special events. We also do our best to update our social media, website calendar, Google business hours, and place a sign on the front door or porch if hours will differ.
Guided Group Tours can be arranged for groups over 10 people. We will customize a tour for your group with a snack or lunch if you choose. Call us to schedule your visit at 507-433-4243. Prices for guided group tours start at $5 per person; lunch, snack, or happy hour pricing available upon request. Children under 18 are free.
The Hormel Historic Home is sensory sensitive and family welcoming as an educational experience for all. We created a social story narrative to help those with autism and other sensory processing issues have an enjoyable visit. Download here.
History for Half Pints Scavenger Hunt is available. Room-by-Room Activities are not yet available again as we continue to recover from the covid-19 pandemic, but we hope to add them back soon.
Making history come alive for all ages!
History for Half Pints was started in 2016 to help families with young children engage in the history and legacy of the Hormel Historic Home.
Family Self-Guided Tours allow parents and children ages 2-10 to explore elements of daily life from the early 1900’s. The tour includes various learning labs throughout the home that include puzzles, games, props for imaginative play, servant’s chores, and more! Families can also try our photo scavenger hunt to discover unique features of the home and to learn more about the Hormel family.
Special family friendly events will be scheduled throughout the year including Holidays in November and December.
The Hormel Historic Home offers a unique venue for kids' birthday parties, such as our Little Lillian Tea Party. Please give us a call to discuss options.
For questions or to volunteer to help with special children's programming, please contact Cindy at 507-433-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.