Bloomington Historical Society banner

History is fun!

Include the newly restored 1892 Old Town Hall in your itinerary of summer events for visiting guests, family, class reunions or other social gatherings. For information or arrangements, please call 952-881-4114 or 952-881-4327.


Old Town Hall History Museum

Old Town Hall
Bloomington Old Town Hall is located at the intersection of West Old Shakopee Road and Penn Avenue South.

Hours for viewing or tours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday:
    Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • For tour arrangements, call 952-881-4114 or 952-881-4327.

Bloomington Old Town Hall, 10200 Penn Avenue South, was built in 1892 and extensively renovated in 2007. The building served as town headquarters and a meeting place for the Town Board. The City of Bloomington's Administrative offices were housed in the Town Hall until 1964.

Since 1964, the building has been home to the Bloomington Historical Society and the Bloomington History Museum and Research Center which features exhibits of artifacts from the early pioneer through the agricultural period.

The Old Town Hall was a community meeting place where celebrations, dances and other social festivities were held. The museum continues to draw visitors coming to enjoy the exhibits and learn about the history of Bloomington.

Visit the Gift Shop

Items for resale include Bloomington History Blankets, history note cards and various books on local history.

  Home     About BHS     Collections     Heritage     History     Links