W.W Mayo House

    Built in 1859 by Dr. William Worral Mayo. This was the home out of which he set up his first medical practice in the state of Minnesota.  Later, in 1889, Dr. William Mayo and his two sons William James and Charles Horace Mayo founded the now world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. 
    In the next chapters of its history, this historic home was the home to three generations of the Green Giant Company's Carson Nesbit Cosgrove family.  The house was then transformed from a residence to a public building and eventually served as the first Le Sueur Public Library. 
    In the most recent years, the house was bought and restored by the Minnesota Historical Society, and furnished to the 1860 time period. Today it is owned and operated by the Mayo House Interpretive Society through the Minnesota Historical Society.  Tours are available for visitors to take through the home to learn abut it's varied history.  There are also various events held at the house throughout the year. A calendar for these, as well as much more information, can be found on the Mayo House website. 

Address: 118 N. Main St., Le Sueur, MN 56058
Phone: 507-665-3250
Email: mayohouse.bp@gmail.org

April -June, September-October
Friday-Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 pm. - 4:30 p.m. 

Adults: $6
Seniors (65+): $5
Children (6-17):$5

Adult Groups: $5 per person for groups of 24 or more
School Groups: $4 per child
Youth Groups: $4 per person

Photo: credited to the W.W Mayo house website