Come explore a piece of Minnesota history at the W.W. Mayo House in Le Sueur, Minnesota.

Dr. William Worrall Mayo hand-built this small Gothic-style home in 1859. It was the birthplace of Dr. William James Mayo in June of 1861. Dr. Mayo set up his first medical practice in Minnesota form this home. Later in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W.W. Mayo and his two sons William James and Charles Horace founded the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Between 1874 and 1920, it was the home to three generations of Carson Nesbit Cosgrove family of the Green Giant Company history. Seven children form the second and third generations of the family were born in the home including two Green Giant Company Presidents.

From 1936 to 1967, the home served the community as the first Le Sueur Public Library.

The Mayo House is owned and was restored and warmly furnished to the 1860 time period by the Minnesota Historical Society.

From 1986 to 2013, the historic home has been operated by the Mayo House Interpretive Society, (MHIS, Inc) under a management agreement with the Minnesota Historical Society. In July of 2013, working closely with MHIS, Nicollet County Historical Society (NCHS) became the contract manager of the Mayo House.



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2015 Programs & Events
Click here for more information about each Program.
Saturday, February 14 – Tea Party Valentines Tea 2015 Registration Form
Saturday, May 9 – The Mother’s Tour
Saturday, May 23 – The Herb Garden
Saturday, June 20 – Tools and House Building mid-1800’s
Saturday, June 27 – Tools and House Building mid-1800’s
Saturday, July 18 – Frontier Fun Kids Activities
Saturday, July 25 – Frontier Fun Kids Activities
Saturday, August 1 – Giant Days Tour
Saturday, August 15 – Le Sueur Tigers Tour
Saturday, September 5 – Mayo House Art Work
Saturday, September 19 – Mayo House Art Work
Saturday, November 28 – Afternoon Christmas Tours
Saturday, December 5 – Afternoon Christmas Tours
Friday, December 11 – Christmas Candle Light Tours (evening)
Saturday, December 12 – Christmas Candle Light Tours (evening)

Admission Fees:
Adults $6.00, Seniors (65+) $5.00
and Children (6-17) $4.00
Adult Groups – $5.00 per person for groups of 12 (Max. Group Size is 24)
School Groups – $4.00 per child
Youth Groups – $4.00 per personOpen for Tours Hours:
May through September: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Click here for directions to the W.W. Mayo House.