Betsy-Tacy Houses & Gift Shop Information
Betsy & Tacy House Tours & Gift Shop
The Betsy-Tacy Houses are not yet open to the public for general admission, and although we plan to re-open our doors, at this point we can’t predict with any certainty when this will occur. We are as eager to open the Houses as you are to visit!
However, we may be able to schedule private tours for individuals and small groups of up to six visitors if we have a tour guide available. As an all-volunteer organization, this is not always possible given our very limited number of volunteers, but we will try our best to accommodate requests. We do need advance notice of at least 1-2 weeks but will consider a shorter timeline on a case-by-case basis.
If you would like to inquire about arranging a private tour please leave a message with our answering service at 507-345-9777, or email email@example.com and provide a contact number where we can reach you (note that calls and emails may not always be returned on the same day). Your message should indicate the size of your party; we prefer visitors to be vaccinated and require masks to be worn. Our tour guides are vaccinated and will be wearing masks as well.
Meanwhile, even if you cannot visit us, there are many Betsy-Tacy-related activities to do in the area. You can walk around both houses and the neighborhood, (the model for Tib’s house is close by), sit on the bench at the top of Hill (Center) Street and take pictures, visit the Carnegie Library, climb the Big Hill and explore The Slough. Maud Hart Lovelace is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, and there is a lovely monument right near her grave. You can use this Map of Deep Valley (aka Mankato) to locate many places you won’t want to miss.
We’ll announce the grand reopening on our website, on Facebook, and in our newsletters. We can’t wait to see you!