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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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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 Board utilizes a volunteer-based program for the staffing of Cottage 11 for tourism. Men and women of all backgrounds and skill sets are encouraged to apply. Scheduling will be flexible and training will be provided.

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

We hope to hear from you soon!