Transport students back in time with tours of one of the nation's best-preserved Victorian homes.
Use our pre-visit materials listed below before you come.
All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.
Before bringing students to the Alexander Ramsey House, teachers are encouraged to share activities to help them get the most out of their visit. All files are in PDF.
Using sources such as Ramsey family letters, journals and government documents, students work together to make decisions about some of the complex issues of the 1860s, including the Civil War, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and the state budget.
Discover what life was like for Governor Alexander Ramsey and his family. Family letters, diaries and photos are used to share the story of the Ramseys and their servants. This guided tour can be customized to include a specific focus of the Victorian era, such as interior design, family life or Minnesota and national politics.
$6 per student
One free adult per 10 students
The Alexander Ramsey House offers free student field trips for St. Paul Public and Charter schools. Find out more.