Brown County Historical Society2 North Broadway
New Ulm, MN 56073
Located on Center & Broadway - State Highway 15.Get Directions
Current exhibits include Century Farms and early settlement on main floor, a traveling exhibit complemented with local photographs called "Minnesota Disasters" on the 2nd floor along with originals and artist prints by Wanda Gag and Lowell Bobleter, and our award winning U.S.- Dakota War of 1862 on the 3rd floor. Our research library is one of the largest research centers in the state with extensive family records, business and history files; transportation exhibit in Annex coming soon. We have a large selection of books in our book shop including an in-depth collection of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 titles.
Hours & Dates
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Adults $7, Seniors and Active Military $5, Members, students and kids are free. Free parking in back of bldg, very close downtown shopping.
Excellent Museum Store!
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Native-American heritage
Meetings & Conferences
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Number of meeting rooms: 1
- On-site catering required
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 33 reviews
Located corner of Broadway and Center Street. Sadly temporarily closed due to Covid. Disappointed because my husbands Grandfather was born here in the area. We were looking forward to learning more...
— K I, October 23, 2020
I remember when the building was the post office, and I thought it was wonderful for New Ulm. I’m so glad that it has been turned into a very interesting museum. There is so much history here, and it...
— Batmom7, October 4, 2019
Very educational and informative. I like to visit this museum because the staff are friendly and the exhibits are set up very well. Worth the stop if you're into museums!
— rosestraveling452, August 30, 2019
Ladies that volunteer were very helpful especially in the research center. Great displays. Loved the sinks in the ladies washroom.
— D F, June 8, 2019
I didn't think much going to the museum but it was very well done. It is small but really shows the history of the 1862 conflict. The gentlemen who was in charge that day was so knowledgeable and...
— Steve B, March 25, 2019