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Hormel Historic Home
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Austin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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 trees, and the swine statue!
They don't make houses like this any more, well worth the time to stop and learn of the earlier years.

1  Thank chrisluvsk9s
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

Run by a private preservation group. Upon entry, They ask for $3 donation for the maintenance of the historic house.

Thank Val S
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

We visited the Historic Home as a part of our visit to Austin and the Spam museum. The house is very well preserved and contains some interesting facts about the Hormel family. The self-guided tour is easy with well signed exhibits. We were met by a nice person that got us started on the tour and then she checked in on us later during our visit to see if we had any questions. It was not crowded and you can tour at your own pace. It is well worth the $3.00 charge and merits a stop if you are in Austin.

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

This mansion was very nice and a completely different floor plan, but not over done as some the mansions we have been in tend to be. The history has a couple of surprises in it. Worth the visit as admissions fee was only $3 per.

1  Thank Shirley D
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

After an major disappointing visit at another historic home we almost skipped the Hormel Historic Home. We are very glad we didn't. No herding tour groups that are too large to hear the guide and see the area the guide is describing as this tour is totally self guided. There is a minimum $3.00 fee per person. Once the fee is paid a staff member gets you started on your self guided tour. You are able to spend as much to little time in the house as you like. There is a small booklet that tells you about each room. The woodwork in the downstairs is great. Look up in the dining room! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the house on our own, staff was available, in their office, to answer any questions.

The garden was in full bloom and lovely.

2  Thank 358vikih
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