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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
Closed Thanksgiving Day; open 10 am-5 pm on Fri, Nov. 27.
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free to visit the library



2015 Nov 24


Charley Goddard

Charley Goddard

Teenage Civil War soldier
What was it like to be a teenage soldier during the Civil War? Your group will learn about: 
• Goddard’s childhood in the frontier town of Winona, Minnesota
• Tensions leading to the start of the Civil War in 1861
• Goddard’s experiences on and off the battlefield, told through his many letters home
• The impact of the Civil War, both nationally and in Minnesota


Charley Goddard is available for the following programs:


To request a visit by a History Player, fill out this online form. If you have questions, call 651-259-3412 or email HPIC@mnhs.org.