Mower County Historical Center

1303 6th Ave. S.W.
Austin, MN 55912- Map It
(507) 437-6082

AAA Editor Notes

Mower County Historical Center is at the Mower County fairgrounds at 1303 6th Ave. S.W. It preserves county history via 17 buildings and 11 themed outdoor exhibits, including a working blacksmith's shop, a one-room schoolhouse, one of George A. Hormel's original work buildings, and a Milwaukee Railroad steam engine, passenger car, caboose and depot. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Guided tour fee $5; $3 (ages 60+); free (ages 0-17).
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-4, May-Oct.; by appointment rest of year (weather permitting). Closed major holidays.