Alexander Ramsey House

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  • 265 S. Exchange St., at the corner of S Exchange & Ramsey Streets, one block S of W 7th St. (Fort Rd.) in St. Paul. GPS: 44.9414,-93.1041

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  • Open year-round for seasonal events and programming. Price rates vary by individual program. Please call ahead for sign language interpreters, field trip or other group reservations.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. A "Little Women" Christmas

    A "Little Women" Christmas

    265 S Exchange St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 296-8760

    The world of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" comes to life in this special holiday tour. With the Ramsey House as the setting, discover how Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March celebrated Christmas in the 1860s. Play Victorian parlor games, learn about the fashion of the era, and enjoy freshly baked gingerbread cake, a treat that was popular in the 1860s. Arrive early and make a Christmas craft in the Carriage House plus explore the museum shop, which features authentic Victorian-era reproduction ornaments and gifts.

    This program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is offered at 6 and 7 pm.

  2. A New Year Celebration

    A New Year Celebration

    265 S Exchange St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 296-8760

    Celebrate the New Year's holiday with food, music, dancing and games at this Victorian-inspired special event. Explore the Ramsey House with family and friends and participate in hands-on activities on all three floors. Try a variety of 19th-century parlor games and dances and listen (and sing along) to popular songs of the era played on the 1872 Steinway grand piano. Be sure to enjoy holiday cakes, puddings and other treats, freshly baked from the wood-burning stove.

  3. A Victorian Christmas

    A Victorian Christmas

    265 S Exchange St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 296-8760

    Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular holiday music of the era played on the family's Steinway piano, and view original family ornaments and Christmas gifts. Discover how the Ramsey family and their friends, neighbors and servants prepared for and celebrated the Christmas season. Shop in the Carriage House gift store for replica Victorian ornaments and holiday items.

    The 60-minute guided tours start every half hour.

  4. Victorian Seance: Fact or Fiction?

    Victorian Seance: Fact or Fiction?

    265 S Exchange St
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 296-8760

    As the Spiritualist movement gained popularity in the mid-19th century, an increasing number of Victorians began attending séances. It was believed that séances, conducted by mediums, were the best way to connect with the spirit world. Some mediums were sincere in this intent, but others were frauds and developed elaborate ways of tricking their audiences.

    Experience elements of a Victorian séance in this one-of-a-kind event with artist and performer Michael Callahan, as he portrays a Victorian medium, and discover some of the tools and tricks used at a 19th-century séance.

    The 60-minute program starts at 8, 9, 10 and 11 pm and is suitable for ages 16 and up.

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