Created to protect, understand and share the history of the community, the Dakota County Historical Society was created in 1939. They did not have a museum until 1955, and even then it was small, housed in a single room within the local high school. However, throughout the years, the museum and the artifacts it contained grew larger. They eventually broke ground for a permanent museum building, created for the bicentennial celebration, on December 30, 1976.
Address: 130 Third Avenue N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free, donations appreciated