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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
Closed Major Holidays

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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Share Your StoryDo You Have a Story to Share?
If you have a story you would like to share, we would like to hear from you. Whether you are a former Ward, a second- or third-generation family member, or a friend, the Orphanage Museum would appreciate capturing your story and memories.

Stories may be shared in The Radiator Brush, so please include whether we have your permission do so.

To contribute your story by email click here

To contribute your story by mail send to:
Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum
Attn: Museum Director
540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, MN 55060