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Alexander Ramsey House (1872)

Map265 S Exchange St.
St. Paul (Downtown) 55102


One of the best preserved Victorian homes in the nation, featuring walnut woodwork, marble fireplaces and chandeliers, this was the residence of Minnesota's first territorial governor. By the time Alexander Ramsey started constructing his lavish mansion in 1868, the area had become one of St. Paul's finest neighborhoods.

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Minnesota Monthly's Attractions Directory is a comprehensive listing of the best and most iconic attractions in the state. Whether you're looking for something new or don't want to miss Minnesota's most iconic landmarks while visiting, you'll find the best of the best right here.

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