Stavig House

       The Stavig House was built by the son of a Norwegian immigrant, Andrew Stavig in 1916. It then remained in the Stavig family for 80 years (3 generations!) until its conversion into an immigrant museum. Andrew and his brothers had also previously established a mercantile business "Stavig Bros Inc." some 18 years previously, that served the area for 100 years until its recent closure in 1998.
      The house itself is a striking example of Victorian architecture and is listed in the National Historic Register. It was gifted to the Heritage Museum of the Coteau des Prairies by Mathilda (1904-1994), Andrew's daughter. The Stavig House Museum then opened in 1996.


Address: 112 First Ave. W., P.O. Box 215, Sisseton, SD 57262


Hours and Admission:
Guided Tours: $5

Summer Hours:
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.

Winter Hours:
Open for special events or by appointment throughout the year.
  • Group tours of the house
  • Catered luncheons in the dining room
  • "The Stavig Letters: The Story of a Norwegian Immigrant" on DVD or as a readers theater performance in your community.