The Old Courthouse Museum and the Pettigrew Home and Museum are two of the best ways to experience history in the region. Interactive exhibits, special programs and speakers, and hands-on activities allow our visitors the opportunity to open their minds to the past and bring history into their lives. Whether student, teacher, or parent, all ages can enjoy what the museums have to offer.
This page includes information about programs, Discovery Packs, and other educational opportunities offered by the Siouxland Heritage Museums. The best part of our programming is that we are FREE!
Thank you for taking an interest in the history of this area and bringing it to your students and families. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Education Department.
Make time for history at the Old Courthouse Museum. This beautifully-restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits. The Museum store includes unique and affordable Dakota-made gifts for the whole family.
Free admission. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Open daily. Call (605) 367-4210 ext. 0 or email for more information about current exhibits and fun, educational programs for all ages. Click Here for more Information.
Welcome to the Past! Tour the elegant 1889 Queen Anne-style home of South Dakota's first senator, Richard Pettigrew. Take a guided tour of the historic home, or browse the museum galleries and discover the Sioux Falls of the late 1800s.
Free admission. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Open Monday through Sunday. Call (605) 367-7097 or email for more information. Click Here for more Information.
Important Phone Numbers and Email:
- Education Department -
Kevin Gansz: 367-4210 ext. 3030
Jill Van Veldhuizen: 367-4210 ext. 3031
Paavo Rasmussen: 367-4210 ext. 3011
- Old Courthouse Museum general information 367-4210 ext. 0
- Pettigrew Home & Museum general information 367-7097
- To visit us for a tour or program: 367-4210 ext 3016
To schedule a program at your school: 367-4210 ext 3030 or ext 3031
- To Reserve a Discovery Pack: 367-4210 ext. 3031