The following schedule applies to the History Center Museum Gallery, Gift Shop, and Research Center.

For research and artifact donations, please contact us to make an appointment.

Monday and Tuesday:  CLOSED
Wednesday – Saturday :  9am to 5pm
Sunday:  12pm to 5pm (Research Center CLOSED)
Closed All Major Holidays
Grounds are available for visitation outside of normal business hours with advanced purchase of a pass or permits for photographers.


Includes access to the History Center Campus, Museum Gallery, and Research Center.

FREE ADMISSION ALL SUMMER LONG - From June 1st to August 31st, admission to the History Center of Olmsted County is FREE!

Adults (13 & up): $9.00
Children (2 – 12): $5.00
HCOC Members and children under 2: Free
Become a Member today!

The History Center is a proud participant in Museums for All. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the History Center museum simply by presenting their EBT card. Events and Mayowood are not included in this program.

1195 West Circle Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902


The History Center is located on the Southwest edge of Rochester, MN, just 8 minutes from Mayo Clinic and 4 minutes from US Hwy 52 at exit 53.

Directions from Mayo Clinic and 
Downtown Rochester:

Head west on 2nd Street SW, continue on Country Club Road SW. Turn left onto West Circle Drive/County Road 22 SW and continue south for 1.2 miles. The History Center will be on your right at 1195 West Circle Drive.

MAYOWOOD Historic home 

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