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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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A work in progress/confusing location

We had seen pictures, like the one above, and were interested to see this home, from the outside... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Lou P
Kansas City, Kansas
Historically significant mansion

The home of Dr.Charlie and Edith Mayo is a lovely place with beautiful Oriental rugs,Crystal... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Connie W
Rochester, Minnesota
via mobile
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
+1 507-282-9447
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had seen pictures, like the one above, and were interested to see this home, from the outside, since tours don't take place until later in the spring. We drove around for about 1/2 hour before locating it. The first address we found for it,...More

1  Thank Lou P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The home of Dr.Charlie and Edith Mayo is a lovely place with beautiful Oriental rugs,Crystal chandeliers​,and candelabra.Dr.Charlie designed the very unique mansion that hosted many famous people during Dr.Charlie and Dr.Will,the Mayo brothers,practice and creation of the World famous Mayo clinic.If you enjoy historic homes...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Arranged through the trolley tours (which also are worth every penny). The Mansion is very informative about the Mayo founders and their families. Beautiful at Christmas!

Thank tolly246
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very informative mansion to learn the history of how the Mayo clinic got started as well as the residence of one of the founding people of it. A must see for someone who comes to Rochester to go to the Mayo Clinic from far away.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Mayowood Mansion is well preserved and decorated. It is an excellent representation of the time it was occupied. The dosens are well informed and have many interesting stories to tell.

Thank niftyfarm
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you are into history these tours are very informative. If you like architecture this home has plenty of it. The holiday tours are very cool, Christmas especially.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our Christmas tour started at the History Center of Olmsted County. While waiting for the short video introduction of Mayowood, we perused the exhibits relating to the county's development since prehistoric times...an ambitious undertaking for a county historical society. While the exhibits were pretty basic,...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to the Christmas tour last year. The house is decorated as it would have been when Charles and Edith Mayo lived there. The house is a work of art in it's self, but especially so during the holidays. I love history any way...More

Thank Cyndie N
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you're a history buff and lover of historic homes, this is a must-see! I've lived around the Rochester area my whole life and honestly just never took the time to visit. Now I'm wondering why??!! Beautiful grounds, loads of history and some amazing tour...More

Thank minnesota1215
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Mayo Mansion is beautiful, especially at Christmas time. The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners have worked for years to restore the Mayo Gardens to their original splendor.

Thank Luann H
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Yuririana R
15 March 2015|
Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Contact Olmsted county historical society. There is a good place to rent nearby, called the mayowood stone barn. It's used for events and weddings.