Visitors & Tours


Betsy-Tacy Houses closed for Saturday tours on the following dates:


 Opening Spring of 2014 on April 5th

Closed Saturday, April 19, 2014





Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop


332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, Minnesota

Open April-through mid-December, Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

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


Admission: $5 Adults;  $2 Children ages 6-16 (age 5 and under are free).  There is no admission fee for gift shop only customers. 

BTS members who show a current membership card are admitted free on Saturdays.

Gift Shop: We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.

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 House Tours: Call 507-345-9777 or 507-345-8903
Advance reservations are requested - 2 weeks in advance.

Admission for Private and Special Visits $35.00 - up to 5 people

More than 5 people, additional $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for ages 6-16.
This fee applies to members and non-members of the BTS.


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

More than 5 people, additional, $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for ages 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 major holidays or for inclement weather.

For weather related cancellations - call 507-345-9777 or 507-345-8903

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)


Directions to the Betsy-Tacy Houses

NOTE: The Betsy-Tacy houses are located at 332 and 333 Center Street in Mankato. 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.