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Plummer House

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Address: 1091 Plummer Ln SW, Rochester, MN 55902-2084
Phone Number:
+1 507-328-2525

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Historical Educational visit

Self-tour done in 35 min. Lots of artifacts from Mayo brothers & clinic history. Very architecturally beautiful building inside & out. Well-worth your time...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Laure S
Tawas City, Michigan
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Tawas City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Self-tour done in 35 min. Lots of artifacts from Mayo brothers & clinic history. Very architecturally beautiful building inside & out. Well-worth your time...

Thank Laure S
Rochester, Minnesota
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655 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had relatives visiting and wanted to show off some of the Rochester history as this is a fine example of historical wealth and privilege. This is a very beautiful mansion high on a hilltop with lovely grounds. I have been here a half dozen times, but the mansion itself has NEVER been open, consequently I know very little about... More 

Thank traveltheworld012
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is a beautiful place to go visit, even for locals! I love to take my kids there for pictures, or even to just walk the grounds and look at all of the beautiful flowers and brick and stone structures!

Thank Ashley0607
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great history about Mayo. Definitely must see if you're interested in learning the history of Mayo Clinic.

Thank Jenny O
Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

They have an amazing botanical garden hidden in a lower level of the mansion. There was a wedding setting up Saturday so we didnt stay long but it was beautiful to walk through. Great views and they have tours of the House itself.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went to an antique sale at the house for a local charity. Wide variety of items made for a fun shopping experience. The event was held in the house so had plenty of opportunity to explore inside the house and also walk the grounds. A lovely place to visit.

Thank STLtoAnywhere
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

There was a children party there but we could admire the house from outside and enjoy the quietness of the garden which is some steps down the hill. I recomend spending some time in the garden especially that there are few visitor around....

Thank CrisAndrei
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Attended a wedding in the garden and reception on the patio area. It was a lovely setting and a beautiful mansion. Look forward to going there again for a tour.

Thank hjd96
Rochester, Minnesota
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This old mansion was the home of Dr Plummer who worked with the Mayo brothers. There is beautiful lower garden with ponds and is often used for weddings the house has a lot of the original furniture and I'd fun to explore. Groups can rent the whole house for receptions and dinners. The ease side of the property is a... More 

Thank DrMarkES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If it a nice day outside I suggest driving up to the Plummer House they have a beautiful garden out there and places for you to sit and read it is open to the public you can walk around and enjoy the lookout the inside is available for groups of people but it must be reserved we have had a... More 

Thank Michelle M

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