Anoka County Historical Society


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Explore the exhibit hall and library with the archivist and collections manager, or visit the sites of Anoka’s eerie encounters

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Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for a behind-the-scenes gallery tour for two ($18 value)
  • $10 for a ghost tour for two ($18 value)
  • $20 for a premium ghost tour for two with food and drinks ($36 value)

The premium ghost tour ups the ante with refreshments, as well as exclusive access to an extra tour site. For history buffs who are looking for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit can spend time at the History Center Museum which has 2,000 square feet of artifacts and exhibits ranging from a look at the county’s involvement in the Civil War to individual survivor stories. Gallery Tour begins at 6:30 p.m., Ghost Tour at 7 p.m.

Anoka County Historical Society

As a nonprofit, the Anoka County Historical Society runs on donations. In their roles as caretakers of Anoka County history, the curators rely on the artifacts given to them by local families, including more than 13,000 photographs. The society's library shelves contain resources including documents and primary records that range from obituaries and newspapers to the personal correspondence and diaries of historic Anoka residents.

But it's not all research-based. Costumed guides bring the county's past to life through exhilarating ghost tours. A blend of history and folklore, the tours transport folks into the past with wild yarns filled with bone-chilling descriptions of rocking chairs that rock themselves and doors that lock themselves. And history buffs looking to go at their own pace can spend some time at the History Center Museum, whose 2,000-square-feet of artifacts and exhibits run the gamut from individual survivor stories to the county's involvement in the Civil War.

Customer Reviews

This was fun and our guide was witty! She did fabulous with storytelling. The "refreshments" were misleading, we thought they would be during the tour at local businesses. It wasn't.
Anna W. · August 13, 2016

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