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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

Self-Guided Tour Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am-4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1 pm-5 pm

Cottage 11
May 1-Labor Day:1pm-4pm
Labor Day-Dec 31: 1pm-3pm
Closed January and February
March 15-April 30: 1pm-3pm
or by appt. at 507-774-7369
$2 per person donation appreciated.

Seasonal: May 1-November 1
Map available in main museum with QR codes.
Six audio stations.

Group Tours
We happily schedule guided tours for groups of 10 or more. You will visit the Museum, view a 1930 film, and tour Cottage 11, a restored boys' cottage. A fee is charged. Group Tours Page

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c-11 Apple Giving Tree

Apple Giving Tree DonationAdd your name to our Apple Giving Tree!
The idea for the "Apple Giving Tree" stems from the large apple orchard which was behind Cottage 11 on the State School grounds. Your donations, whether specified or not, continue to help us tell the story of the orphanage and are greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to help fund this important historical project!

Make a donation to Cottage 11 to have your name or a loved one's displayed on our Apple Giving Tree in the C-11 Gift Shop! Apple colors are determined as follows:

Donation Level Color of Apple
$1,000 + >>Red
$500-$999 >>Gold
$250-$499 >>Green
$100-$249 >>Silver

Choose Giving Level:

*All contributions are tax-deductible