Carver County Historical Society

Contact Information


  • CCHS is free and open to the public year-round.


More Information


  • CCHS is located north of Hwy 5 in Waconia, an extended suburb of the Twin Cities metro. Take Hwy 5 West out of Chanhassen. At the intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 284 in Waconia, turn right. At 1st St, turn left. The museum is 5 blocks down on the left.

Other Date Information

  • Open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 pmOpen Saturdays 10-3

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation

Attraction Attributes

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

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  1. History of Carver

    555 West First Street
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (952) 442-4234

    Enjoy a presentation about historic downtown Carver, a Historic Preservation Community whose buildings are part of the National Register of Historic Places. Learn from Carver on the MN expert John Von Walter. A resident of the town and lifelong historical researcher, John has a wealth of knowledge to share about this unique historic town. Learn the interesting facts and fascinating details of this historic river town. Walking tour brochures will be given out, so you may then tour the sites from this fascinating and informative presentation.

    Pre-registration required.

  2. May Day

    555 West First Street
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: 952-442-4234

    Celebrate the start of summer and the changing of seasons with a traditional May Day celebration. Decorate a maypole, make May Day baskets, play related games, and more. . .

    All ages are welcome at this traditional celebration!

  3. Storyland

    555 West First Street
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: 952-442-4234

    This summer, the CCHS is proud to host an exciting new exhibit for kids, Storyland! Focused on early childhood literacy and featuring some of your favorite children’s books, this interactive exhibit is the perfect fun adventure for your 0-8 year olds.

    Join the fun as you visit Mr. McGregor’s garden and Peter’s home in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Build vocabulary and narrative skills as you explore Peter’s world.

    Explore the winter wonderland of The Snowy Day as children build print, sound, and letter skills. Visit a snowy playscape and Peter’s bedroom.

    Toddlers can explore sounds and images through play and discovery with Where’s Spot? Become a little explorer just like Spot!

    This exciting new exhibit’s grand opening celebration is June 7th. Storyland runs through September 20. Mark your calendars today!

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