Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village 

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Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village

1031 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
Museum & Library Open Year Round

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

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