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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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Owatonna Area Attractions

So Much to Explore!
No matter which of our interesting attractions you choose to visit, rest assured that you will be greeted by the friendly faces of the people of Owatonna! Whether planning a day trip or a longer tour, Owatonna has the people and amenities to make sure your visit is a pleasant one.

Village of Yesteryear Cabelas National Farmers' Bank Medford Outlet Center

Visit Owatonna

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View online Visitor Guide.

Step Back in Time Group Tour Package

Spend a full day with your group on the Step Back in Time tour in Owatonna. Your tour will feature the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum, Village of Yesteryear, Steele County History Center, and Louis Sullivan Bank. Morning or afternoon coffee/snack and lunch is included in this complete package. Call the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism to set up your tour: 1.800.423.6466.


For other attractions in the Northfield-Faribault-Owatonna area, check out the Minne-Roadtrip site.