The Charles H. Burwell House, located at 13209 E. McGinty Road in Minnetonka, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the City of Minnetonka.
Tours take place:
- June - August: Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m.
- September: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.
- By special appointment for groups of seven or more, only during the regular tour season.
The house is air conditioned, tour guides do not wear costumes (phew!) and permits are not required for filming/photography conducted solely for personal or family use or for news purposes.
For more information, email us or call 952-939-8350.
March 4, 2019: All volunteer tour guide positions are currently filled. Please check back in the coming months. Thank you!
Minnetonka's historic Charles H. Burwell House is a treasured city resource, and tours led by volunteers play a critical role in bringing this site to life for visitors of all ages. Volunteering at the Burwell House is a great way to get involved in the community and to share this special site with others.
Tour guides typically volunteer for three hour shifts, twice each month, but can volunteer as little or as often as they like. High school students are welcome to apply! Training is provided.
For questions or more information, email us or call 952-939-8350.
Our new fall event at the Burwell House is a Halloween-themed party for children ages 12 and under. And it's completely free! See the fall recreation brochure for more information.
Holiday Open House
The city hosts a Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Minnetonka Historical Society, on the first or second weekend of December, featuring Victorian Christmas decorations and tours of the Burwell House.
Public and private use
The Burwell site is part of the Minnetonka parks system, and provides a scenic setting for a weekday lunch, picnic, painting, drawing, photography or a small family gathering.
Permits are available for private use of Minnetonka Mills Park and the Burwell site for events such as weddings and receptions. Permits grant nonexclusive use of the site and are required for groups of 10 or more. Because the site is a public park with multiple access points, including Minnehaha Creek, the park may be used by others at any time. To request a permit, please call 952-939-8354.