Hormel Historic Home

208 Fourth Ave. N.W.
Austin, MN 55912- Map It
(507) 433-4243

AAA Editor Notes

Hormel Historic Home is at 208 Fourth Ave. N.W.; take I-90 exit 178A, proceed .7 mi. s. on 4th St., then turn left on 4th Ave. and proceed 2 blks. The former home of Hormel Foods, Inc. founder George A. Hormel was built in 1871. On display in the columned, Greek Revival residence are the living quarters and Hormel's office, all furnished and decorated in early 20th-century style. The house has interesting architectural details like a curly birch split staircase and Tiffany light fixtures. Visitor can purchase a guide book for $1 or borrow a copy while they take the self-guiding tour. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4:30. Closed major holidays.