Charles E. Gagnon Museum and Sculpture Garden2500 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
The Charles E. Gagnon museum and Sculpture Garden is Rochester's crown jewel of cultural institutions. Here you can learn more about the exceptional bronze sculptures of Charles Eugene Gagnon. When Chuck passed away in 2012, the museum was founded to honor his legacy of 50 creative years in bronze sculpture. Our residence houses his studio and bronze sculptures created by this Minnesotan sculptor. Our home and studios provides a tranquil environment to enjoy beautiful examples of Chucks figurative sculpture. You can experience a sense of the museums special ambience on our scheduled tours.
The Gagnon Reference Library was founded in 1964 and it is open by appointment to students and Art History scholars for the study of art and collecting information about the library.
Hours & Dates
Morning Tours (January 1 - December 31)
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Tours (January 1 - December 31)
- Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
& Sunday 2 p.m. - 4p.m.
Closed on Major Holidays
- General Admission: $20.00
General Admission - $20.00
- Accessible to disabled
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 3 reviews
Hidden gem! See the home and studio of Charles E. Gagnon. It was well work checking out. The garden in the back was lovely, too.
— Annette_MN2017, October 12, 2020
This tour was a delight. The guide was the wife of Charles Gagnon and she was very warm and conversational in her descriptions. She explained the Artist's design thinking, the process of crafting a...
— Sheryl S, September 27, 2020
This Museum is not yet fully operational. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, our host showed us around and explained back stories to many of the pieces. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would...
— sharonwilkins, August 27, 2016