Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village1031 Bridge Ave N
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Dive into Freeborn County history! The FCHM campus is located at 1031 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN and includes a museum, an extensive research library, and a historic village.
Established in 1948, the Freeborn County Historical Society consists of a museum, research library & village. The museum houses a gallery of changing exhibits, a museum store, the research library and archives. The village includes an array of historic buildings and stops as well as agricultural displays located in the Red Shed.
Exhibits highlight a wide-range of topics from Freeborn County Business to a Victorian Home, as well as featuring Albert Lea celebrities Marion Ross and Eddie Cochran.
Hours & Dates
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month 11am - 2pm, June through September
Village Open May 1 - September 30, Wednesday - Friday from 10am-4pm, tours at 1:30pm
- Adults, 18 and older, Museum: $5.00
- Adults, 18 and older, Village: $5.00
- Adults, 18 and older, Museum and Village: $8.00
- Children, 6-17: $3.00
- FCHM Members: FREE
Group Rates Available
- Air quality improvements
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 120
- Catering available
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Largest meeting room (sq ft): 1000
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 150
- Number of meeting rooms: 3
Based on 8 reviews
We visited 8/21 and found many, many closed, unfinished, and empty areas. The museum was interesting and packed with artifacts, but there were many displays covered with shelving to be placed...
— RichardG573, August 21, 2020
We went there with my senior dad, we all enjoyed it, there is so much to see, we spent hours there. My dad was especially fond of it because he used a lot of what we were seeing and added some good...
— munchkin582019, October 9, 2019
Have been to a few showers in their room here. Very nice location and always welcoming staff. Nice location
— Kellie M, August 22, 2018
I love experiencing local history when I travel in this place was ideal for that. Only $7. 50 for an adult and you can stay as long as you want but it is only open from 10 to 4. There's an incredible...
— robynh280, August 10, 2018
There's not a lot to see in this part of the country, but we stopped by to see what was on offer, and were pleasantly surprised. It is not big, but has some unusual items, both indoor and outside, so...
— Lipadad, November 16, 2017