The Sibley County Historical Museum is easy to find, situated in the little town of Henderson, which is a one hour drive from Downtown Minneapolis or half an hour from Mankato. Henderson is nestled in one of the most beautiful segments of the Minnesota River Valley. It is just a few miles west of U.S. 169 via MN Highway 19. In addition, the Minnesota Valley Scenic By-Way (Sibley County #6 from the north and MN 93 from the south) passes through Henderson. For travellers from the Cities, the Scenic By-Way is accessed at the intersection of MN 25 and Sibley County #6, a few miles north of Belle Plaine. From Mankato, access the By-Way at the intersection of U.S 14 and 3rd Ave. There are, of course, other access points along the route.
Henderson has a well-developed historic district, many festivals, numerous classic car roll-ins, etc. Nearby, travellers enjoy an extensive zip line development, kayaking opportunities, and hiking or picnicing in High Island Creek Park or Rush River Park, both hidden gems. It is a great and easy day trip from the Cities or Mankato.
When visiting Henderson, be sure and make the Sibley County Historical Museum part of your adventure. You will find the drive to be a beautiful one and the museum, with our gracious tour hosts, to be well worth the visit!!
Take any of these scenic routes to visit us on a Sunday afternoon during our open season (June-October).
Follow this link to a map of Sibley County