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 the 1915 former National Guard Armory and the contemporary Laird Norton Addition by celebrated Minnesota architect, Joan Soranno, the Winona County History Center is an amazing place to visit while in Winona. Explore the storied past of the region with engaging exhibits, art gallery, tours and activities. Plus, enjoy a great gift shop, renowned archives and research facility, and more. Located just three blocks from the Mississippi River and in the heart of Winona's historic downtown.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Archives Research Room Open Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5 Adults, $3 Students, 7 & younger free, WCHS members free.Group discounts for groups over 15.
- Air quality improvements
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.
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- 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
We were part of a tour of WInona from our river cruise.. 30 minutes was not adequate time for us to take in all the timeline exhibits. They are very well laid out. Some of the exhibits brought...
— Dori R, July 25, 2022
We wandered into this place on a walk through Winona. We had no idea we were going to enjoy it as much as we did. We ended up spending over an hour. We went as an older couple but I would think a...
— CaryS863, January 17, 2022
The top floor has a historical timeline of the area. You do it in a clockwise fashion. The bottom floor has some interesting large objects to view as well as some more history. This is not a show...
— slhokie, August 5, 2021
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