Beckwith House

Step Back in Time…

Beckwith House

Beckwith House

The Beckwith House is part of Dakota Discovery Museum’s amazing historical village complex.

*Join us August 13th for the 125th Anniversary of the Beckwith House! For more information go to*

This grand Italianate style home was built in 1886 for Louis and Mary Beckwith. Mr. Beckwith was one of the co-founders of the very first Corn Palace in 1892.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Beckwith House is a fine example of Italianate architecture which combines Queen Anne elements in its bay windows, fish scale shingles and fretwork. Many of the original furnishings remain in the home today.

The second floor exhibits the exquisite needlework of Mrs. Beckwith.

The Beckwith home represents the enterprising people who helped to build communities on the prairies.

*Don’t forget to check out the wonderful exhibit A Century of Joy for a look at the wedding dress that Grace Beckwith wore on her wedding day.*

Beckwith House Photo Gallery

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