Visitors & Tours


Betsy & Tacy House Tours & Gift Shop

 332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, Minnesota (Corner of Center & Lewis Streets)


September - December 17, 2016 - Open Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guided tours of Betsy's House offered on Saturdays:  1 - 3:30 p.m. (every 1/2 hour). No reservations required. 

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 during regular open hours. 

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


Gift Shop: The Gift Shop is open during regular open 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.


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.   



*Admission for School Tours:    

$5 Adults and $2 Youth 6 - 16. 

It is requested there be 1 chaperone for every 6 children.

Large groups must be divided into smaller groups for touring the houses.


Contact us for more details or to make a reservation.


Closed on Sundays, 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) 



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.

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