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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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Fall Celebration - September 16, 2023 - Noon - 4 PM

Come help us celebrate the history of Minnesota's only State Public School on Owatonna's West Hills campus.

Events will include the following:State School Kids

Tours of Historic Areas
Screening of 1930 Film
Period Lawn Games and Crafts
Scavenger Hunt
State School Character Reenactors
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Genealogy Research Assistance
Oral History Booth
100th Birthday of Cottage 11
Gift Shop – Books, Toys, and Memorabilia