Tours & Events

We have a long and growing list of places to visit and things to do.  All of these options share the mission of making the history of Mayo Clinic come alive in unique, engaging ways. Click a box at the right for a fast scroll to topics that interest you the most.  Bookmark this page and return to it often to keep up to date on what's happening.  There’s something for everyone!


Upcoming Events

Open to Mayo Clinic patients, employees and members of the public; no charge.



Peregrine Falcon Program

Since 1987, an annual tradition on the Rochester campus. With our webcam, you can view, learn about – and help name – these fast-flying raptors.

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Heritage Days

Heritage Days 2019

Our annual celebration of the history and culture of Mayo Clinic … an expression of thanks to employees and volunteers … and plenty for patients and the public, too!

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Event Recaps

We're excited to share these highlights from past events.


Mayo History Open House

Hundreds of guests attended the Mayo History Open House.  Enjoy photos -- and watch this space for information about Open House events in the future!  

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Places To Visit at Mayo Clinic

Availability, dates, times and admission policies vary among these sites. Check each listing for specific information.


Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall

Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall

Interactive museum linking Mayo’s past and present with our vision for the future, and the key role of philanthropy in advancing Mayo’s mission.

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Mayo Clinic History of Medicine

W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

A resource for scholars, this library contains works spanning centuries of medical progress and discovery. The collection also includes unique books and artifacts of human interest related to medicine and Mayo Clinic.

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Carillon Music and Concerts

Atop the Plummer Building on our campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a 56-bell carillon. It is one of the largest instruments of its kind and the only carillon at a medical center.

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Other Historic Locations

These places have limited availability, so we are providing online information to help give you the experience of “being there.” Check the specifics in each listing.



From 1911 to 1968, two generations of the Mayo family lived in this gracious country estate. Now undergoing extensive renovation and enhancement, Mayowood is open to the public.

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plummer house

Plummer House

Built by Henry Plummer, M.D., the “diversified genius” of Mayo Clinic’s founding generation, the house and grounds are managed by Rochester Parks and Recreation, and are open to the public.

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Mayo House

W.W. Mayo House

Managed by the Minnesota Historical Society, this home was built by William Worrall Mayo, M.D., in 1859 and is open to the public.

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