Visitors & Tours

Betsy-Tacy Houses/Gift Shop

Closed on Sunday


Upcoming Dates Closed

 November 27 - 30, 2014 - Thanksgiving

September 1, 2014 - Labor Day

December 21 - 31,  2014 - Christmas & End of 2014 Season

January 1 - April 3, 2015 - Closed for the Season


Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop

 332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, Minnesota

Open on Saturday's April - Mid-December from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Guided Tours of Betsy's House:  1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 p.m.

Tacy's House & Gift Shop: 1 - 3 p.m. 

No reservations required or Special Private Tours offered on Saturday's


Admission: $5 Adults;  $2 Youth 6-16; Childen 5 & under free. No admission for Gift Shop only. 

BTS members who show a current membership card are admitted free on regular Saturdays not during special events.

Admissions taken at Tacy's House/Gift Shop: We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Gift Shop: The Gift Shop is open during regular scheduled Saturday hours and for all scheduled Special House Tours.

Tacy's House is an interpretive center and gift shop. On display are many Lovelace artifacts including books, scrapbooks, photographs, manuscripts, Mrs. Hart's (Mrs. Ray's) original brass bowl, and much more.

Betsy's House is restored as a museum to look just as it did when Maud (Betsy) lived there from 1892-1906. Lovelace artifacts on display are Thomas Hart's rocking chair and footstool, a corner cupboard and drop leaf table.

Special Tours Offered Monday - Friday
Advance reservations are requested *2 weeks in advance.

Admission for Special Tours $35.00 - up to 5 people

More than 5 people, additional $5 Adults and $2 Youth 6-16.
Special Tour Admissions also apply to BTS Members.


Special rates for School Group Visits $25.00 - up to 5 people 

More than 5 people, additional, $5 Adults and $2 Youth 6 - 16. 


Contact us for more details or to make a reservation.


We try to accommodate all requests for special appointments

however we cannot guarantee an appointment for requests made

for dates less than 2 weeks in advance.   


Closed on Sunday's, major holidays or for inclement weather.

For weather related cancellations - call 507-345-9777

or tune into KTOE (1420 AM) or KMSU (89.7 FM)


The Betsy-Tacy houses are closed during the months of January - March

(except by special appointment)



Click here for directions to the Betsy-Tacy Houses

NOTE: The Betsy-Tacy houses are located at 332 and 333 Center Street in Mankato, MN 56001. Not to be confused with Center Street in North Mankato.

Maud Hart Lovelace Deep Valley Tour

Click here for details for self guided tours of the Mankato places in the Betsy-Tacy books.