Wanda Gag House226 N Washington
New Ulm, MN 56073
Located in New Ulm, MN, 4 blocks from the junction of US Hwy 14 & MN Hwy 15, head SE on N. Broadway to N. 3rd St. and head NW to N. Washington St. House is on the corner of N. Washington and N. 3rd St.Get Directions
The Wanda Gag House was the childhood home of Wanda Gag, noted children’s author and illustrator. Wanda’s most well-known book was Millions of Cats. Constructed in 1894 by Wanda's father, Anton, this Queen Anne style home has been carefully restored to its original design, color and decoration. On display are lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Wanda Gag, paintings by Anton Gag and Flavia Gag, another of the talented children. Books created by Wanda and Flavia are also on display. Books, reproductions and other articles are available for purchase.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (May 16 - October 18)
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
$3 Donation required for adults.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 15 reviews
The Wanda Gag house is a great place to get the feel for early Minnesota. The Gag family is one of the key artistic families in Minnesota. The birthplace of "Millions of Cats" one of those iconic...
— Mark B, June 18, 2018
Enjoyed the tour and enthusiasm of the docent. Helps to know some Gag history, but the house itself is an architectual jewel. Was fascinated with the hand painted woodwork on the ground floor...
— richardjL3328BD, June 18, 2018
I have never really understood this attraction, and yes I thought that very thing as a small child, as I grew up in New Ulm but, alas, we are all different, and it is my belief that is a "Good...
— Brian N, October 9, 2017
We only had about 30 minutes before the glockenspiel was going to play, so our visit was rushed. The guide understood this and gave us a bare bones tour. The family history is interesting, and the...
— eliz375, June 29, 2017
If you love books and literary history this is a must see. An informative history on the unique and talented Gag family with knowledgeable staff who clearly enjoy their jobs.
— HeatherM740, October 24, 2016