The Alexander Ramsey House gift shop, located within the carriage house, offers a variety of distinctive gift items, keepsakes and books. From Victorian inspired music boxes and decorative glassware, to the latest books from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the Ramsey House gift shop offers a unique shopping experience for everyone.
Children can uncover the past with our historical games and craft kits. Our selection of children’s cookbooks, cooking utensils, and baking kits offer families a “hands-on” way to explore history.
Kitchen and cooking gifts
For adults, we offer a variety of kitchenware and cooking gadgets, including “basics” such as measuring spoons and rolling pins and “advanced” items like tart makers and linzer cookie cutters. Our cookbooks, many by local and regional authors, provide expert guidance for your baking needs.
If you love books, why not treat yourself to a title from our bookshelves? If you love reading about Minnesota and United States history, or enjoy discovering the history of the Victorian era, or just want to curl up with a “classic” by Alcott or Wilde, we have the perfect book for you.
Victorian era gifts
For those who delight in more elegant gifts of the Victorian era, you will enjoy our array of teapots, decorative glassware, music boxes and dolls. These Victorian inspired keepsakes let you bring a touch of history into your home.
Victorian holiday ornaments
During the holiday season the gift shop features beautiful Victorian inspired Christmas ornaments, such as European glass ornaments and traditional kugels and dresdens. We also
offer a wide selection of Christmas decorations and gifts, including exclusive Ramsey House brass ornaments.
Minnesota Historical Society members
receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases.