All tours are guided and take from 60 to 90 minutes.

Recommended tour size is 10 people or fewer. We will gladly accommodate bus group tours with advance notice. The house contains many stairs. There are options for watching a video of the tour if you prefer not to climb stairs. Free on-site parking.

Visit our tours page for more information.

Please book online or call in advance to book your tour. (218) 864-4008


We sponsor numerous events throughout the year. Check our event calendar for upcoming events.

Battle Lake, Minnesota

On your trip to the Prospect House & Civil War Museum, visit some of the area sites.

Battle Lake

Otter Tail County is home to some of the most scenic land in Minnesota. On your trip from Interstate 94 to the Prospect House & Civil War Museum, you pass rolling fields spotted with dozens of lakes and wetlands.

Glendalough Trail Overview

The 12-mile paved trail takes you through one of Minnesota’s most serene and beautiful state parks: Glendalough. Glendalough’s diversity makes it perfect for families and avid outdoor enthusiasts. The trail also connects you to the charming city of Battle Lake, offering shopping, eating, lodging, and fun events! And it’s a loop! You park your vehicle, enjoy the trail, without having to pick a point to turnaround. The video above highlights the park and the Battle Lake businesses.

The trail offers level terrain, perfect for riders and walkers of all ages and skill levels. Along the trail are show stoppers like the amazing Prospect House & Civil War Museum.

The trail loop is for non-motorized traffic and consists mostly of 10-foot-wide asphalt.”

Maplewood State Park

Northwest of Battle Lake about a twenty-five minute drive is Maplewood State Park. Its 9,250 acres contains eight major lakes and numerous ponds that offer places to swim, fish, boat, and relax. Maplewood has an extensive trail system that attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers. The park is known for its hardwood trees including sugar maple, basswood, American elm, and oak. In the fall, the park is a tapestry of red and gold leaves.

Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

While in the area, you can stay at the Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort.

“Our guests return full of excitement and enthusiasm about what they’ve seen and heard at the museum and they love the tour Jay gives!! We’ll most certainly keep referring our guests AND we’ll return as well. Wishing you the best of all summers.” – Margie and Bubba Shivler 

Historical Societies

Otter Tail County Historical Society
1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Becker County Historical Society
714 Summit Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501