Mayowood

3e1.-Mayowood-Aerial.jpgMayowood was built in 1911 by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, who lived there until 1939. Now, this 38 room historic house is home to an extensive decorative arts collection, gorgeous gardens, and antique furnishings from French, Spanish, German, and American cultures. 

Ownership of the Mayowood Mansion was transferred to Mayo Clinic in 2013. Mayo Clinic is currently performing renovations on the mansion and grounds, but the mansion is still open to the public on scheduled tour days.

 

 

 

TOURS OF THE HISTORIC MAYOWOOD MANSION WILL RESUME IN LATE APRIL OF 2018.

 

 

 

Upcoming Event March 24th 2018!   Women of Mayo: Living the History

Join us for a delightful experience of interactive education, entertainment, and your choice of formal tea or dinner at the newly renovated Mayowood Mansion. 

Ticket sales begin February 1st 2018. Reservations are required. The Date of the event is March 24, 2018. See seating times here 

“The Louise” 

$50 

1:30-2:30 Tea and Program: guests enjoy a variety of light sandwiches, fruit, and desserts with tea, and become an important character from the Mayo Clinic’s early years through a guided conversation in the Living Room.  

 2:30-4:00 Open House: guests are free to wander the mansion at their leisure while meeting several come-to-life ladies featured in the book Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation by Virginia Wright-Peterson, have the opportunity to meet the author and ask questions or get their copy of the book signed (books will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center), and learn from local and visiting historians. 

Please arrive 15 minutes early as your Tea and Program will begin promptly at 1:30. 

“The Edith” 

$50 

1:30-3:00 Open House: guests are free to wander the mansion at their leisure while meeting several come-to-life ladies featured in the book Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation by Virginia Wright-Peterson, have the opportunity to meet the author and ask questions or get their copy of the book signed (books will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center), and learn from local and visiting historians. 

3:00-4:00 Tea and Dessert Program: guests enjoy a variety of light sandwiches, fruit, and desserts with tea, and become an important character from the Mayo Clinic’s early years through a guided conversation in the Living Room.  

“The Maud”

$100 

5:00-6:15 Formal Dinner and Dessert Program: guests are served a salad and choice of entrée with wine in the elegant Mayowood Living Room, followed by the dessert program where they will become an important character from the Mayo Clinic’s early years through a guided conversation.  

6:15-8:30 Open House: guests are free to wander the mansion at their leisure while meeting several come-to-life ladies featured in the book Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation by Virginia Wright-Peterson, have the opportunity to meet the author and ask questions or get their copy of the book signed (books will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center), and learn from local and visiting historians. 

Please arrive 15 minutes early as your Formal Dinner and Dessert Program will begin promptly at 5:00. 

“The Alice” 

$100 

5:30-6:45 Open House: guests are free to wander the mansion at their leisure while meeting several come-to-life ladies featured in the book Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation by Virginia Wright-Peterson, have the opportunity to meet the author and ask questions or get their copy of the book signed (books will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center), and learn from local and visiting historians. 

6:45-8:00 Formal Dinner and Dessert Program: guests are served a salad and choice of entrée with wine in the elegant Mayowood Living Room, followed by the dessert program where they will become an important character from the Mayo Clinic’s early years through a guided conversation. 

Reservations Only! Please stop by the History Center of call 507-282-9447 for tickets. 

 


LOCATION

The official address of the Mansion is:HCOC.WebsitePhotos.Mayowood.Garden.jpg

3720 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902

If coming from the History Center, West Circle Drive, or Salem Road, drive west on Salem Road. Travel past Autumn Ridge Church and take a quick left turn onto Mayowood Road. Immediately after passing over the bridge over Mayowood Lake turn right, then stay on the right to pass through the beautiful gate and driveway on your left-hand side.

If coming from Bamber Valley Road/County Road 8, travel down Mayowood Road past Mayowood Stone Barn, then turn left before Mayowood Lake. Stay on the right and pass through the gate leading up to Mayowood Mansion.

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Who is Dr. Charles H. Mayo?

 

Charles H. MayoIn order for us to answer this question, we need to give you a little bit of history.

Dr. Charles Horace Mayo was the son of Dr. William Worrall Mayo – a physician that arrived in Rochester, MN in the spring of 1863 to act as examining surgeon for men being inducted into the Union Army during the Civil War. The following year, Dr. W.W. Mayo was joined by his wife and family. One year after that, Dr. Mayo entered private practice as a physician in the growing community.

In the 1880’s, Dr. W. W. Mayo’s sons, William James and Charles Horace, joined the family practice. This collaboration eventually evolved into Mayo Clinic. New doctors with special talents were sought out in order to fill particular medical needs. It wasn’t until the 1920’s however that Dr. Charles H. Mayo, along with his sons Dr. Charles W. Mayo and Dr. Joseph G. Mayo, helped turn Mayo Clinic into an internationally recognized institution known for leadership in the research and treatment of medical illness.

 
 

 

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