Winona County History Center160 Johnson St
Winona, MN 55987
Located in downtown Winona. Off Hwy #61 take Huff St. to Fourth St., go right three blocks, turn left on Johnson St., on right side in middle of block. Parking on corner lot off fourth and Johnson Streets.Get Directions
Housed in a 1915 former National Guard Armory now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the contemporary Laird Norton Addition by celebrated architect, Joan Soranno, the History Center is an amazing place to visit while in Winona. Exhibits include an upper balcony timeline, that was once a running track, with an outstanding American Indian collection. The old main drill hall is now filled with exhibits on various topics from local business to a fun Children's exhibit featuring a cave, tipi and steamboat pilothouse. The Center also is home to the Winona County Historical Society offices, Archives, Museum Shop and event spaces.
Hours & Dates
- 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: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
$5 Adults, $3 Students, 7 & younger free, WCHS members free.Group discounts for groups over 15.
The History Center could be LEED certified if we spent the money on the paperwork. It features repurposed building materials, a white roof, LED and motion lighting, automatic toilets and sinks, plus more.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Native-American heritage
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 120
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Largest meeting room (sq ft): 1530
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 150
- Number of meeting rooms: 2
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 56 reviews
Excellent overview of Winona history in the upstairs "timeline" circuit. Lots of great artifacts and informative, sensitive interpretation, with well-balanced material on Native Americans and the...
— HL1002, August 27, 2020
I had friends visiting from out of town and we went to the museum and had a blast learning about local history! The kids were so excited and engaged in all that was in the exhibits. We will certainly...
— msteresapfo, April 23, 2019
Displays U.S. and Winona history from the 1800's and 1900s.
A wonderful outing for the whole family.
— fromwinona, April 13, 2019
The museum contains artifacts (large and small), dioramas and a timeline exhibit. It is an impressive little museum, well laid out and organized with a helpful and friendly staff. The building...
— tretzingermd, March 20, 2019
We stopped by on a snowy afternoon, having exhausted other attractions in town. The building itself is impressive, and the stained glass window dominates the gallery. Given the age of the building, I...
— jrudnits, December 1, 2018