Harkin Store 

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Harkin Store

66250 Co Hwy 21
New Ulm, MN 56073

On Co. Hwy. 21, nine miles NW of New Ulm.

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Savor the smells and sights of an 1870s general store as you sample the wares or try a game of checkers. When the railroad bypassed the small town of West Newton, the Harkin Store was forced to close with much of the unsold inventory still on the shelves, where it remains today. This Minnesota Historical Society historic site is managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.

Hours & Dates

Summer (May 1 - September 7)

  • Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fall (September 8 - October 18)

  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm


  • Adult: $6.00
  • Seniors ages 65+ Veterans Active military* College students: $5.00
  • Children ages 5–17: $4.00
  • Children age 4 and under: FREE
  • MNHS members and Nicollet County Historical Society members: FREE
  • *Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day - Labor Day): FREE

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