In the late 1840s, the well-known Dakota Chief, Wapasha, granted permission to fur-trader, Willard Bunnell, to build a cabin on Dakota land at what is now Homer, Minnesota. Within a few years Bunnell built another, much finer, home nearby to house his wife, Matilda, and family — the present-day Bunnell House. An outstanding example of Rural Gothic Architecture, the home is built of northern white pine, encompassing the historical period during which Native American canoes gave way to steamboats and game-trails became roads for Euro-Americans. Listed on the National Register, the home was acquired by the Winona County Historical Society in 1954.
Open summers, June through August
Thursday – Saturday
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.
Just off HWY 61 about 3 mi. south of Winona in Homer, MN
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Students, Free for WCHS Members, Students doing research and Children 7 and younger. Additional fees for Historic Skill crafts, $2 – $5 each.Hours: See 2017 season information above Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (507) 454-2723 Address: