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Welcome to Peterson, MN - A hidden gem located in the heart of bluff country.
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Peterson Station Museum/Visitor Center

Peterson Station Museum, Peterson, MN  Peterson Station Museum  Peterson Station Museum

“Nearly 100 years after Peterson Station opened to serve Southern Minnesota Railroad customers, it welcomed the public again in 1974 – this time as a museum.  Today, visitors can explore the area’s past through historical memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts, or learn more about their family’s history in the area at the genealogy center.”

John Erickson is the founder and curator of the Peterson Station Museum.  Often seen assisting him is his wife, Darlene.  The museum was moved to its current location from a spot next to the old railroad – now the Root River State Trail.  A new addition was built recently to house the expanding collection.

Seasonal Hours:
Open Most Days 11:00 - 4:00

Contact Information:
(507) 875-2415 or (507) 895-2551


Peterson Station Museum    Peterson Station Museum


Brief History

“THE TOWN THAT PETER BUILT.
ALL ABOARD!  Arrival of the railroad secured Peterson’s place as a rural manufacturing center.  Norwegian immigrant, Peter Peterson Haselrud founded Peterson in 1867.  The following year he gave the Southern Minnesota Railroad Company 15 acres to secure a train station.  The railroad sparked town development and Peterson became a thriving rural manufacturing center supplying goods to state and regional markets.  Numerous freight and passenger trains moved through the station daily until it closed in 1965.”

MN DNR

(Published on the DNR Interpretive Signs found on the Root River State Trail in Peterson Minnesota.)

 
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City of Peterson, MN phone: (507) 875-2222