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Battle Lake, Minnesota: Prospect House Civil War Museum

Civil War vet James Allison Cap Colehour's collection of artifacts, explained by tour guide descendant. Includes Lincoln memorabilia, uniforms with bullet holes. In historic mansion that became a resort and 18-room hotel.

Prospect House Inn Civil War Museum

403 Lake Ave N., Battle Lake, MN
Rt 78 and Dutton St. Next to a Catholic church, watch for small driveway and museum sign. Call in advance.
Summer daily 10-5, Su 12-5; Winter W-Su 12-5, closed M, Tu. Tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Prospect House and Civil War Museum

This is the best Civil War museum in Minnesota, filled with items inherited from the family of Civil War vet James Allison Cap Colehour, including the family mansion. Jay Johnson, proprietor, inherited the home and started to uncover a museum's worth of family history, Civil War history, and Battle Lake history. He still gives the tours!

[Jessica Dickinson, 02/29/2024]

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