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History & Heritage

Rochester, MN takes great pride in its unique and fascinating history of innovation and caring. Visitors can discover Rochester's heritage--including the story of the renowned Mayo Clinic--by taking a guided tour or by visiting one of our many historic and cultural sites and attractions.

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Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering a wide range of various guided sightseeing tours aboard a trolley in and around the area. Trolley also offers riders the ... more

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center

1001 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Situated on 100 acres and home to the Sisters of Saint Francis. Visitors are welcomed to an ornate lobby with slate floor, Italian marble ... more

Calvary Episcopal Church

111 3rd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

The oldest church building in Rochester, and formerly the Mayo family church, it is among the oldest Episcopal parishes in Minnesota. The ... more

Heritage House Victorian Museum

225 1st Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Guests can see how life was lived in the 1800's in this Italianate-style home that was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. Now ... more

History Center of Olmsted County

1195 W Circle Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Discover the colorful past and fabric of life of Rochester and Olmsted County. The museum is open year-round and contains rare pictures, ... more

Mayo Clinic Tours

200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55905  | website

All tours at Mayo Clinic are restricted to patients and their guests the day they are on campus for medical appointments. Tours begin in ... more

Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Built in 1911 by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, this historic 38-room mansion was home to three generations of the famous family. The 5-story, stone ... more

Plummer Building

113 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Opened in 1928, an iconic symbol of Mayo Clinic, designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is named for Henry S. Plummer, M.D., the ... more

Plummer House

1091 Plummer Lane SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Tour the 49 room mansion with its many innovations built far advanced for its time by Dr. Henry S. Plummer. This Tudor-style mansion sits on ... more

Rochester Carillon

200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55905  | website

Atop the Plummer Building is the 56-bell musical instrument, one of the largest of its kind and the only located at a medical center. Best ... more

Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

300 7th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Created to honor American veterans, the memorial features the Wall of Remembrance - a granite, circular wall honoring over 3,000 service men ... more

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