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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

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

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

Seasonal: May 1-November 1
Six audio stations. Guide maps and brochures available at Campus Directory.

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

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Art on the Hills - 2018
This year the Orphanage Museum will join with the Owatonna Arts Center for the Art on the Hills Art Fair. The dates are Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. It's a great opportunity to share the State School's story right on the beautiful West Hills campus. Admission is free.

Museum-related activities will be integrated in with the beautiful work of professional artisans, food vendors, and live entertainment.

The Museum will also be doing fundraising for the Children Remembered Legacy Trust and selling 50/50 raffle tickets.

Event Hours

July 28 - 9AM - 5PM
July 29 - 10AM - 4PM