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Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2
Comfrey, MN 56019

Hours

Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Mon 10 am-5 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
 
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
 
September:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
 
Call for group tours.

Admission

  • $7 adults
  • $6 seniors and college students
  • $5 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Contact

507-628-5591

2014 Aug 30

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Tours

After leaving the visitor center, guests walk a quarter mile to the rock outcrop. There an interpreter guides them along the petroglyphs trail where they will have the opportunity to view American Indian rock carvings. The carvings that can be seen will depend on the lighting conditions and angle of the sun which is affected by the time of day, weather and season. At the end of the tour, guests can return to the visitor center or continue on a half mile trail through the virgin and restored prairie. 

 

Guided Tours

Daily guided tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Tours start at the rockface and are led by a guide who points out the carvings, interprets possible meanings of the petroglyphs and provides information about the people who made them. Tours are not held during thunderstorms.

Group tours can be arranged for 10 or more people by reservation, call 507-628-5591 or e-mail jefferspetroglyphs@mnhs.org.

Bringing Light to the Petroglyphs

Using a mirror to capture light greatly enhances a visitor's ability to view the petroglyphs. On sunny days, a guide will create a shadow and manipulate a mirror to give the illusion of late day light angles.

Programs

Each day at 2 p.m. visitors of all ages can join the Adventures in Nature program to learn about American Indian culture, life on the prairie and archaeology. 

Jeffers Petroglyphs holds many signature events throughout the year. 

​Amenities

See a complete list of visitor amenities including accessibility and dining options.