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Points Of Interest

Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:
Points of Interest:
Chisago County in Minnesota is rich in early pioneer history. The people take pride in preserving the locations, buildings, and artifacts that represent their heritage. You can see many items the European immigrants used during their labors to establish new farms, homes and businesses, as they built new communities in America.

On this webpage are some of the other sites and activities you may want to explore while you visit our area.
Lindstrom Antique Mall - [Facebook]
Local antique dealers display and sell items from the past. You will want to revisit periodically because the large inventory changes frequently, with new (old) items arriving weekly.

North West Company Fur Post - [Website] [Facebook]
Step into the recreated world of 1804, where you can stop at the Ojibwe encampment and learn how the seasonal living changed when Europeans arrived. This is a Minnesota Historical Society managed site in Pine City.

St. Croix Scenic Byway - [Website]
Follow the stagecoach trail on Old Government Road. New "Highway 61" signs announce this well-traveled path used by early pioneer settlers.

Swedish Circle Tours - [Website]
Both guided and self-guided tours of the 8 towns in the Kichi-Saga greater area. Also featuring The Emigrant Story - Erik Norberg from the Bishop Hill Colony in Illinois arrived in Taylors Falls in 1850.

Swedish Immigrant Trail - [Website]
Enjoy the 20 mile, multi-use walking and bicycling trail commemorating Swedish history in the county. When completed, the cities of Taylors Falls and Wyoming, MN will be interconnected by this trail.

Taylors Falls Paddleboat History Cruise - [Website]
Ride the authentic paddlewheel boat through the historic Dalles of the St. Croix River. Learn about the fur trade, riverboat commerce, lumbering and logging, Indian history and/or immigration related to the St. Croix River Valley.
Almelund Threshing Company - [Website] [Facebook]
Pioneer village, courthouse, schoolhouse, merchantile store, barbershop, and depot. A three-day event is held the second weekend each August and features antique engines, tractors, sawmill, livestock, and arts & crafts.

Amador Heritage Center - [Website]
Buildings and memorabilia from pioneer homes and industries who settled in the Almelund and surrounding areas. Located just east of the historic church.

Folsom House Museum - [Website] [Facebook]
A Minnesota Historical Society heritage site in Taylors
Falls Angel Hill district, a New England-style village. The home of lumber baron W.H.C. Folsom features St. Croix River views. Folsom moved his family to Taylors Falls in 1850, served as state representative for one term and
state senator for six terms.

Gammelgården Museum - [Website] [Facebook]
Visit the many buildings on Gammelgården Museum's 11 acre site. Your tour guide will provide information about the Välkommen Hus, Präst Hus, Gammel Kyrkan,
Ladugård, Immigrant Hus and Swedish Stuga.

Grant House Hotel - [Facebook]
Offering dining and hotel room accommodations. Each room has been tastefully renovated to resemble the original Grant House Hotel, built in 1896. Each room is equipped with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Ironhorse Central Railroad Park - [Web] [Facebook]
Steam locomotives and a mile of track surround a family picinic area on this unique railroad attraction.
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