'Tis the season for gift giving!

If you're in need of a unique gift for the holiday season, we've got you covered!

Click here to visit our Redbubble page where you'll find a variety of items to choose from. Much more can be found at our gift shop, including vintage and used books at unbeatable prices (click here for a list of titles) and beautifully framed photos of historic Rochester - you won't find these anywhere else! Prints are limited, so be sure to get yours before we're sold out!

Contact us for pricing and to reserve your gift today. Curbside pickup is available.


As you enter the History Center, you’ll find a plethora of gift items available related to Olmsted County and its history, from books and videos about Mayo Clinic to locally crafted cards and postcards. Many of the items offered in our gift shop are often related to current exhibits or historic Mayowood Mansion, so be sure to check out the shop after you tour the museum and mansion and bring part of the exhibit experience home with you!

For the out-of-town visitor, we have hard to find Rochester, Minnesota, souvenirs, like magnets, postcards, and keychains that are great mementos to remember your time in our wonderful area.  

Our quaint shop also offers used books and magazines on a variety of topics and vintage photographs, postcards, and artifacts, all at a generously discounted price.  

Don’t forget to stop in during the winter holidays as we offer everything from ornaments to winter apparel. Our kids’ items and stocking stuffers are a great way to introduce history to any child in a fun and interactive way. You’ll find unique ideas for any occasion here!

If you are inquiring about specific items, please call or email and we may be able to locate them for you as well. You can pay online or by phone and we can send you anything by mail for a small fee.