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Hormel Historic Home

208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-3036
+1 507-433-4243
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Beautiful house and grounds

Only a few blocks from the SPAM museum you can see the home of the Hormel's. Worth while stop to... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Gary Y
Impressive!

We had just been to the Spam museum (blocks away) and learned of the Spam creator - George Hormel... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
jorube
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Built in 1871 The Hormel Historic Home strives to preserve the Home and History of the George A. and Lillian Hormel Family. Today, it serves as a house museum and Peace Garden along with a 250 seat Carriage Hall Event Center. Our house museum is open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm. Adults are $5 per person and children are free. We feature a kid-friendly tour and scavenger hunt.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
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“event center” (3 reviews)
“own pace” (3 reviews)
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208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-3036
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Only a few blocks from the SPAM museum you can see the home of the Hormel's. Worth while stop to see the craftsmanship of time gone by. The house show how they lived not as high on the hog (pun) as some lived in east.

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We had just been to the Spam museum (blocks away) and learned of the Spam creator - George Hormel - and his family living in this home. The staff there are friendly, helpful and were able to answer all questions I had about the home....More

1  Thank jorube
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Yup. Nowadays it's how fast they can slap together a house. In those days it's was all about craftsmanship. That's the first thing that struck me upon entering the historic home in Austin, MN. The museum is free, donations accepted. It's not far from the...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Fun to walk thru, get some history and visit with the warm and friendly staff! Even ran into some friendly Kiwannians at noon :)

Thank scottm2020
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We went on this tour because it was really close to the Spam Museum and we thought it was a waste to drive all the way there spending only at the museum. The overall tour was interesting. It was very stress free and the staff...More

1  Thank kim0mook
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This home was the only house owned by George Hormel, the founded of Hormel foods, in Austin, MN. The home is beautiful but not extravagant for such a prominent member of the community - in fact, really the prominent member. It is typical of solid...More

Thank pgl1206
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Was just there for a wedding ceremony and reception, and the outside ceremony was absolutely gorgeous. Enough space to move, plenty of places to hide the bride until it's time, and the inside for the reception had plenty of space to eat and dance. All...More

Thank thil1jul
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this home is enchanting, the grounds outside to every detail that has been meticulously maintained inside. My best friend will be having her wedding here, and I am beyond excited for the event! The charm of the home is going to make decorating...More

Thank Cassie070707
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Beautiful historic home that belonged to the founder of the Hormal Company. Furniture is original as the family went to California for retirement and left the house and it's furnishings to a group that kept it in tact, very nice addition to the SPAM museum

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Austin is all about Hormel, so I thought I'd go and see the Historic home. The house is a mansion right in the middle of town, yet it doesn't look out of place. The landscaping was beyond fantastic, with all the blooming flowers and mature...More

1  Thank chrisluvsk9s
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