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1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

The Treaty Site History Center’s permanent exhibit interprets the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux as a watershed moment in Minnesota history. The consequences for both Dakota people and Euro-Americans is explored through large graphic panels, hands on activities, artifacts, and a portion of Twin City Public Television’s Dakota Conflict.

Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center

The Treaty Site History Center is located in St. Peter, MN, just off of US Highway 169.

1851 N. Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

Accessible parking
A free parking lot is available at the site.
Two disability parking spots are located near the museum’s entrance.
The parking lot and sidewalk are paved.

Service animals are welcome
First aid kits available.
Restrooms on-site are accessible.

For visitors with mobility disabilities
History center is a single floor
Public restrooms in the visitor Center include accessible facilities and diaper changing stations.

The Nicollet County Historical Society organized on August 22, 1928. From its home in the Treaty Site History Center, the Nicollet County Historical Society preserves, protects, and interprets the history of Nicollet County and the state of Minnesota.

The Treaty Site History Center features a nationally recognized and award-winning exhibit on the Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and its consequences. Other features of interest include local history exhibits, a gift shop, and a full-service research archive.

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