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The Swift County History Museum is located on the west edge of Benson off of U.S. Highway 12. The museum is handicap accessible and provides His & Her handicap bathrooms. The museum features artifacts that depict the history of Swift County.

The artifacts range from items brought to Swift County by the early settlers to various exhibits depicting the railroad; schools; churches; county government; businesses & industries; medical; newspapers; authentic log cabin; United States Veteran exhibits; tools used by men and women; and replicas – farms, school, church, and grist mill.

Many of the artifacts are displayed in period room settings – dining room, living room, bedroom, general store, church, school, etc. The museum also features decade exhibits for 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Visitors are invited to take a self-guided leisurely tour through the museum. Staff are available to answer any questions. Visitors comment that the museum is much larger than they envisioned and that the exhibits are well put together with excellent labeling.

There is no admission fee to tour the museum. Donations are encouraged.

The museum & research library are open year round from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday – Friday and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays from April 1-September 30. Closed on Saturdays from October-March. Closed Sundays, Mondays, holidays and holiday weekends.

Veteran's Exhibit
Veteran's Exhibit
Replica Mill
Replica Mill
Living Room
Living Room
 
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Swift County Historical Society
 
©Swift County Historical Society
2135 Minnesota Avenue | Benson, MN 56215
Phone: 320-843-4467
e-mail: swiftmuseum@embarqmail.com