The Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society is offering free monthly tours of the Theodore Wirth House in Minneapolis (3954 Bryant Avenue South), starting this Sunday. These guided tours are free and open to the public; just show up.
Theodore Wirth was Minneapolis’s longest-tenured park superintendent. When he agreed to become superintendent in Minneapolis, he asked that the Park Board build a home for him and his family in a city park, hence the house in Lyndale Farmstead Park.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tours feature period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
Tours take place monthly on Sundays from 12 – 4 pm. Here’s the 2019 Theodore Wirth Home Tour schedule:
- May 26
- June 23
- July 21
- August 18
- September 22
- October 20
- November 24
- December 8
If these dates don’t work for you, weekday tours may be scheduled through November 26, excluding holidays. More information is available here.
After your tour you can visit the nearby Lyndale Park where you can visit the Peace (Rock) Garden and the Rose Garden and check out the beautiful fountains. Then it’s just a quick walk to continue on to the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary and Lake Harriet. You can easily make a whole day of it!
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