Alexander Ramsey House Revitalization
A project of: Statewide Historic Programs
Minnesota Historical Society
The Alexander Ramsey House is an 11,000-square-foot mansion that was home to Minnesota's first territorial governor. The mansion contains approximately 14,000 original furnishings and has one of the most intact collections of Victorian-era artifacts in the Midwest.
Despite these assets and a sound public educational program, the site has experienced a steady decline in attendance. Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is supporting a project to understand the reasons for this decline.
The master plan that results from this study will create a new operational model to make the site relevant to 21st-century audiences. This plan will be used to revitalize the Alexander Ramsey House and will be shared with other historic houses across the state and nation.