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Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102


Open year round for seasonal events and programming

Call for group tours


Prices vary by program. See individual programs for pricing.



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Field Trips

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.

Academic Standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Classroom Materials

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.

Field Trip Options

Executive Decisions

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.

Grades: 6, 7, 8Cost: $6 per student

The Ramseys

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.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Cost: $6 per student

Book a field trip


$6 per student
Teachers FREE
One free adult per 10 students


  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Free bus parking


The Alexander Ramsey House offers free student field trips for St. Paul Public and Charter schools. Find out more.