Directory Entry Category: Attractions
Home of the eccentric Minneapolis philanthropist and entrepreneur named Robert F. Jones, who was known as “Fish” because he once ran a fish market. The house, built in 1907, is a two-thirds scale replica of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s in Cambridge, Mass. The home was originally part of Jones’ private 4.6-acre botanical garden and zoological park near Minnehaha Falls. The Longfellow House Hospitality Center provides information about Minnehaha Falls and Minneapolis Grand Rounds, a recreation loop which includes Minnehaha Falls.