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Wonderful history

As a lover of older houses, the tour is a great find. Pettigrew Home is beautifully restored for... read more

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Neligh, Nebraska
Beautiful Historic Home

This is a beautiful home. The tour guides are great at explaining how life was when the home was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.
131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3021
+1 605-367-7097
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was a nice place to visit on a rainy day. The tour guide was both friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend actually taking the guided tour (no charge), as you will get to see most of the home instead of only about half of...More

4  Thank PhilJ925
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 August 2009

I was born in Sioux Falls in 1951. I grew up visiting the Pettigrew Museum. From that welcoming boulder out front to the old heavy squeaky door that let you in I loved the PM. I remember my mom taking me there as a child...More

6  Thank Jack1951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of older houses, the tour is a great find. Pettigrew Home is beautifully restored for all to love. Had wonderful displays of different historical items of both Sioux Falls and the travels Mr. Pettigrew did.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful home. The tour guides are great at explaining how life was when the home was inhabited. A wonderful look into the past.

Thank monica6619z
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Was at the Summit Event center for a wedding and decided to walk several of the streets in that area. We did see the Pettigrew Home from the outside and read the information available outside. They were not open at the time. But one should...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The Pettigrew Home & Museum offers out-of-towners a glimpse of the history of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the surrounding region. Built in 1889 for Thomas and Jenny McMartin, it was purchased by Senator Richard Franklin Pettigrew in 1911 for the sum of $12,000. Pettigrew...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Cool little museum for the kids. They have a free tour of the mansion (tips are welcome at the end.) They have a few other areas with typical museum exhibits mostly of things Mr. Petttigrew collected on his journies. The upstairs exhibits change every few...More

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A must see when visiting Sioux Falls SD. Great tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. A lot of history related to the area.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 25 August 2018

No ticket fees! We had an awesome tour guide who was a wealth of knowledge about not only the house, but Sioux Falls in general! The house isn't big, but that's ok because what's inside is well laid out and informative. Take the time to...More

Thank minnesota1215
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a return visit after nine years, and it's still as beautiful. The fireplaces are exquisite and the architecture is very grand. However, there isn't as much of original pieces as I had hoped, but a lot of the decor is of the time...More

Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The Sioux Falls and Petrigrew family history side was very interesting for history buffs. The house tour is the real gem. The woodwork, wallpaper, piano and furniture was enthralling and breathtaking. This is free but donations are welcomed. We spent maybe 1hr and 45 minutes...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 17 April 2018

To see the tour of the house was interesting. And to see some of the other exhibits was nice, but do miss the amount of exhibits that Pettigrew himself had in the house.

2  Thank Taphaba
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