W. W. Mayo House118 Main St N
Le Sueur, MN 56058
118 N. Main St., Le Sueur GPS: 44.4621,-93.9151Get Directions
Come explore a piece of Minnesota history at the W.W. Mayo House in Le Sueur.
Dr. William Worrall Mayo hand-built this small Gothic-style home in 1859. Dr. Mayo set up his first medical practice in Minnesota from this home. Dr. W.W. Mayo and his two sons William James and Charles Horace went on to found the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.
Between 1874 and 1920, it was the home to three generations of the Carson Nesbit Cosgrove family of the Green Giant Company history. Seven children from the second and third generations of the family were born in the home, including two Green Giant Company presidents.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (May 1 - September 30)
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
$6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 4 reviews
My daughters and I have been to both regular tours and special events at the Mayo House. Becky Pollack always does a great job telling true stories about the famous doctors and other family members...
— MNRiverValleyLocal, April 22, 2015
With the local elevator and MN River providing a backdrop for the Mayo House, it could (and I think is) easily be overlooked. Families of two very Minnesotan icons lived here. W W Mayo built the...
— TipsFrmMN, September 1, 2014
The glass recycled x-ray plates that make up the green house. Coodows to them. The hidden dishes stored in the walls of the mansion.
— stephaniesophiatoo, March 18, 2012
Who knew that the Mayo Clinic started in the same town as the Jolly Green Giant? Very historical.
— oconnb2, January 13, 2012