"A real Gem"
My friend and I did not know what we were signing up for when we reserved a 2 o'clock tour. The most amazing peek into a family's life here as four generations preserve their life and their positions...as curator Jay Johnson, with humor and due respect shares the lives of his ancestors, you bring their stories away with you and through his antecdotes his history belongs to all of us. We will be back...with our husbands.

Cindy M

"Amazing collection of ancestral Civil War memorabilia displayed in 4th generation historic home with original furnishings"

This museum has something for everyone — it's a showcase/time capsule of the Colehour family's lives going back to the 1860's. Curator Jay Johnson is the great grandson of the original owner and can tell you the story behind every piece of furniture, artifact and family heirloom. You can really tell this is a labor of love for him, maintaining this house!


"Great history lesson!"

We toured the Prospect House and were enthralled with the details of the physical evidence that supported the interesting anecdotes from the family member giving the tour. He was very steeped in the background of the house and the people connected with it. We spent several hours painlessly perusing the many items.

Charles Naas from Missouri

Very cool museum. A gem in little Battle Lake. Very informative tour guide. Kept 9 and 7 year old boys interested in all of the war memorabilia. Definitely worth the visit.

Liz K from Minnesota

"Very Fun to See"

I enjoyed my visit to the Prospect House. It is a very fun tour, and the historical artifacts are outstanding. It is a casual and fun tour. Enjoy it.

amorace from Minneapolis, MN

You have an amazing museum and collection - so glad we stopped by and discovered this treasure!


My wife and I visited this place 3-4 years ago very cool.

Paul from Bloomington, MN

Okay, this is a spectacular experience and all should see! I'm remembering you! Can't wait to see how you grow and get stronger as a tourist destination place.

Mara from Michigan

Absolutely Amazing!

Janet from Lino Lakes, MN

Wonderful, interesting museum. We will be back.

Elke from Rochester, MN

Amazing history. Great stories.

Jeff and Nicole from Hastings, MN

Too much to see in one day!

Doris from Phoenix, AZ

Stunning collection.

Larry from Council Bluffs, IA

Beautifully put together exhibits.

Lowell from Hoboken, NJ

Very interesting family and national history

Rick from Lake Park, MN

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