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Mayowood Mansion at Rochester, Minnesota
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Mayowood Mansion: Museum & Tours

Step back in time and experience what life was like in the home of three generations of the Mayo Family built in 1911. Visit and tour the historic mansion of Doctor Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Take a one-hour guided tour of the 5-storied, 38-room mansion, which now boasts an extensive art collection, antique furnishings, and perfectly manicured gardens. Mayowood Mansion Christmas Tours are offered each holiday season which feature an impressive lit-up holiday display at the mansion. Stay close to this and other sights by viewing the latest specials and offers at the Towers at the Kahler Grand Hotel, and save by booking direct.


Prices -

  • Adults (12 & above): $17.00
  • Children (2 - 12): $5.00
  • Children under 2: FREE

Hours -

Tours are available May through October on:
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
    11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
  • Saturdays
    11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm
  • Sundays
    12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm


  • Christmas Tours
  • Meetings/Conferences
  • Groups


  • Tours
  • Museum
  • School Trips


  • Are tours of the Mayowood Mansion available?

    Yes, you should plan to take a Mayowood guided tour which lasts about 60 minutes. Get escorted through the mansion of Doctor Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, and see what life was like in the mansion at the time that it was occupied.

    Tours are available April 29 through October 26 on:

    • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
    • Saturdays at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm
    • Sundays at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm
    • Historic Mayowood Mansion Christmas tours happen November  - December.
  • Is photography allowed in the Mayowood Mansion?

    No, visitors may take pictures outside of the mansion but are discouraged to do so inside. Commercial photography at Mayowood is not permitted, except with prior permission of the Mayo Clinic.

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