The Sibley House Historic Site:
The Sibley House Historic Site features four limestone buildings from the era when the American Fur Company operated a regional trade with the Dakota, between 1825 and 1853. The home of Henry Hastings Sibley is on the site, as is his office as first state governor.
The Sibley House Historic Site, just a short distance south of St. Paul, is home to an unexpectedly rich part of Minnesota's history. Not only does the Sibley House have an important story to tell, but the Mendota area was also home to several formative changes in Minnesota's history. The area served as one of the most important centers of Minnesota's fur trade in the 1820s, played a significant role in the Minnesota's birth as a U.S. Territory in 1849, and was the site of two 1851 treaties that abruptly and permanently changed the makeup of Minnesota residents.