507-934-2160 | info@nchsmn.org

The History Center is a proud participant in Museums for All! Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the History Center museum simply by presenting their EBT card. Events are not included in this program.

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 10 AM-4 PM
Wednesday | 10 AM-4 PM
Thursday | 10 AM-4 PM
Friday | 10 AM-4 PM
Saturday | 10 AM-4 PM
Sunday | CLOSED


$7 | Adult
$6 | Senior 55 years +
$5 | Archives
NCHS members and children under age 18 visit for free.


Learners of all ages will explore our striking exhibits and outdoor landmarks.
Educators can learn more about field trips here.



NCHS welcomes all visitors, striving for accessibility for everyone. Get details on directions, parking, and accessibility here.


1851 N Minnesota Ave
St. Peter, MN 56082



Discover the fascinating past of Nicollet County and Minnesota’s territorial expansion at the Treaty Site History Center. Uncover the incredible stories of the Dakota people, explorers, traders, and settlers who played a pivotal role in shaping this area. Gain insight into the profound impact of the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, a crucial event in Minnesota’s history that, despite its tragic nature, paved the way for settlers and westward expansion.

In addition, visitors will explore changing exhibits spotlighting Nicollet County’s history, peruse the gift shop, and access the research library.


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