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Hennepin History Museum
2303 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Admission: $5.00
$5 adults; $3 students/seniors; FREE children under 6 and HHM members
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Sun. Closed
2020 Reopening Hours

The Hennepin History Museum is located near the Minneapolis Institute of Art and across Third Avenue from Washburn Fair Oaks Park. The museum’s mission is to bring the diverse history of Hennepin County and its residents to life through exhibitions, library, collections, public events, and educational programs.

Lobby of tthe Hennepin History Museum
Don’t forget to stop for 25 cent candy sticks on your way out.

Visiting HHM with Kids

This is a very small museum that you can thoroughly tour in 15 minutes. It could make a nice addition to a visit to the MIA with bigger kids or a perfectly short visit with small children. The space is sometimes tight and the artwork and antiques are within easy reach of small hands. We were careful to remind our kids as we walked in to use their indoor voices and keep their hands to themselves.

Exhibits change out rather quickly. You could make a monthly visit and find new things each time.

Hennepin History Museum

If you need to bring a stroller, bring an umbrella stroller. You’ll be going up a couple flights of stairs to visit the galleries.

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  1. First Free Thursdays. The first Thursday of the month is the museum’s free day. Visit between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  2. Your Library’s smARTpass Program. We regularly see FREE admission offers through the MELSA smARTpass Program. All libraries in the metro area participate in this program.
  3. Museum Day. Hennepin History Museum is a regular participant in the Smithsonian Museum Day program, which most-recently has been happening in September.
  4. FREE Admission for Military Families. HHM is a Minnesota Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to military families from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day each year.

Hennepin History Museum

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