Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the Sibley Site will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 28, 2022! Following guidelines by the CDC and MDH, face coverings are recommended for those not fully vaccinated and social distancing is strongly encouraged.
We are currently offering in-person school tours.
The town of Mendota was an important place in 19th-century Minnesota. The center of the region's fur trade, Mendota was also the home of Henry Sibley, fur trader, U.S.-Dakota War general and Minnesota's first governor. Sibley Historic Site tours are the perfect complement to a visit to Historic Fort Snelling. Book both sites and receive a discount.
Field Trip Options
Students learn about Minnesota's past through the lens of Henry Sibley's life, including history of the fur trade, and U.S.-Dakota relations in early Minnesota.
Grades: 4, 5, 6
Cost: $5 per student
If you are not able to cover the cost of your students, please contact us directly to learn about free student admissions, sponsored by the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site!