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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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Volunteer Your Time

The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum has great opportunities for you to help with continued preservation efforts, meet and interact with people from all walks of life, and share the history of this unique site.

The Orphanage Museum utilizes a volunteer-based program for the staffing of Cottage 11. Men and women of all backgrounds and skill sets are encouraged to inquire. Scheduling is flexible and training is provided.

VolunteerWould you like to join us?
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please email or call 507-774-7369.