The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 public sites. (Several others, including burial mounds, are preserved and not public.)
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul: Home of Minnesota's first territorial governor and later U.S. senator.
Birch Coulee Battlefield, Morton: Site of the deadliest clash in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Charles A. Lindbergh House, Little Falls: Home of U.S. Rep. Charles August Lindbergh and his son, aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Comstock House, Moorhead: Restored home of businessman and U.S. Rep. Solomon Comstock.
Folsom House, Taylors Falls: Home of businessman, politician and historian W.H.C. Folsom.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids: Recreated logging camp, exhibits on Minnesota's forests.
Fort Ridgely, Fairfax: Built to keep the peace around a Dakota reservation, but attacked twice during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Harkin Store, New Ulm: General store with much original inventory still on display.
Historic Forestville, Forestville Mystery Cave State Park: Restored town with living history reenactors.
Historic Fort Snelling, Fort Snelling State Park: Portions of fort restored to frontier appearance.
James J. Hill House, St. Paul: Red sandstone mansion completed in 1891 by the Great Northern Railway magnate.
Jeffers Petroglyphs, Jeffers: Exposed rocks bear ancient Native American petroglyphs.
Lac Qui Parle State Park, Montevideo: Wooden church where missionaries worked to convert Dakota tribes.
Lower Sioux Agency, Lower Sioux Indian Reservation: Museum of the lives of Dakota people before and after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Marine Mill, Marine on St. Croix: Ruins of Minnesota's first commercial sawmill.
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis: Museum of the flour milling industry within the ruins of the Washburn "A" Mill.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Mille Lacs Indian Reservation: Museum of the culture of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Minnehaha Depot, Minneapolis: Former train station near Minnehaha Falls with Victorian architecture.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul: Headquarters and museum of Minnesota Historical Society.
Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul.
North West Company Post, Pine City: Recreated fur trading post and Ojibwe encampment.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River: Working 1860s farm of founder of the farmers' National Grange.
Sibley House Historic Site, Mendota: Homes of the state's first governor, Henry Hastings Sibley, and fur trader Jean-Baptiste Faribault.
Split Rock Lighthouse: Overlooking Lake Superior's North Shore.
Traverse des Sioux, St. Peter: Site of Minnesota River ford where a treaty was signed with the Dakota in 1851, opening much of the future state to settlers.
W.W. Mayo House, Le Sueur: Modest home built by the founding father of the Mayo Clinic, and later home to Carson Nesbit Cosgrove, founder of the Green Giant food company.
Visit www.mnhs.org for more information.