After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 and 1883.
At the time the two-story, 11-room home was built, it was the most expensive on the block. The total construction cost was $45,000.
Solomon and his wife, Sarah, lived in the house for more than 50 years. Their children continued to live there until 1965, when they donated the house to the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS).
Tours are available by reservation only on select Saturday and range from 45 minutes to an hour. The house does not have an elevator, and photography is allowed.
Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors 65 and older, active military, and college students; $5 for children ages 5-17, and free for children and members of the MHS or Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC). COVID safety guidelines for visitors are described on the ticketing page.
The Comstock House is located at 506 Eighth Street South in Moorhead, Minnesota. Moorhead is east of Fargo, North Dakota (across the Red River) and 233 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
For more information and to make reservations, visit the Comstock House webpage.