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Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop

332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, MN
+1 507-345-9777
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As a child and young woman I adored the Betsy-Tacy books. It would have been nice to go to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leah A
Red Wing, Minnesota
A Lovely Respite in Your Day For Any Age

The tour guides are outstanding in their storytelling and knowledge of historical facts. they are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Sharon T
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332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, MN
+1 507-345-9777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a child and young woman I adored the Betsy-Tacy books. It would have been nice to go to the homes and wander through them briefly, taking in my own impressions, looking in the display cases, etc. But my young son and I got sucked...More

Thank Leah A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The tour guides are outstanding in their storytelling and knowledge of historical facts. they are especially good with children but any age person will enjoy this little piece of Mankato, MN history.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Even if you aren't a fan of the children's books you will be impressed by the period furniture and the history of the home. I had seen the home once before and enjoyed seeing it again.

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

My family and I have visited this place before, and it has always been a learning and fun experience, but this was a special event: A Victorian Christmas. They had adults and children wearing Victorian costumes portraying the characters in Maud Hart Lovelace's children's book...More

Thank Enrique T
Reviewed 11 December 2015

These homes are historically accurate and well-maintained. They would be the highlight of any fan's trip to Mankato (Deep Valley). There is a small admission fee to the homes, but the gift shop is free. Located in the historic area of Mankato known as Lincoln...More

Thank 110kitty
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I am huge fan of the Betsy, Tacy & Tib book series and loved visiting this charming house. It is a fairly small space but very charming. The people working at the house were extremely knowledgeable and kind. Wonderful selection of items in the gift...More

Thank MGale25
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had arranged to have a private tour of the Betsy-Tacy houses and we hit the jackpot. Our guide, Kathryn, knew the author, Maud Hart Lovelace. She was able to context the books and compare the author's actual experiences to those of the characters in...More

Thank kls925
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I've loved the Betsy-Tacy books since I was a young girl and have read and reread them many times. One of the places I've always wanted to go was Mankato to see where Betsy, Tacy, and Tib lived! The houses are restored to the way...More

Thank htsteacher
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Costumed characters brought it all to life. Plan to go back during their Deep Valley Homecoming June 26-30, 2015. There are supposed to be many things going on around the town during that time.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Friends who used to live in Mankato enjoyed the guided tour and stories of bringing the Tacy and Betsy homes back to life.

Thank KandM94
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