The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) will host the annual Sibley Haunting at the Sibley Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Sibley Haunting event will start at 6 p.m. The Sibley …
The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) will host the annual Sibley Haunting at the Sibley Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Sibley Haunting event will start at 6 p.m. The Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minn.
Admission to the Sibley Haunting is $10 a person, or $8 for students and members of the Dakota County Histoirical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, and the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site. DCHS members and students ages 17 and under. Each tour is capped at 15 people. To register, visit (www.dakotahistory. org). Pre-registration is not required, but without it, we cannot guarantee a spot on your desired tour time.
As the day draws to a close, the lights at the Sibley Site will go out for tours. Tours are offered at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will last 45-minutes. Pre-registration is not required, but we cannot guarantee any tour spots the day of. Your group will depart by flashlight to the dimly-lit Faribault House basement and then on to the Sibley house. While there, you will walk through the houses and meet “ghosts” from the 1890s, when the Sibley House was used as an art school and studio. Visitors are invited to enjoy the s’mores by the campfire behind the Faribault House either before, or after, your tour.
Founded in 1939, The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS), preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of Dakota County, Minn. DCHS operates three historic sites – Lawshe Memorial Museum at 130 3rd Avenue North in South St. Paul, Minn.; the LeDuc Historic Estate; and the Sibley Historic Site at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minn.– as well as a research library and research Web site. DCHS memberships range from $25 to $60 for individuals and households. Corporate memberships also are available, starting at $100. Call 651-552-7548 or visit www.dakotahistory.org for more information.