The Oldest Town In Minnesota That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

There are several ways to determine “oldest town.” You could count by how long it’s been inhabited, by when it was platted, or by the date it was officially incorporated. In Minnesota, the method by which you decide will give you a different answer. But today, we’re going to simplify things. Though Stillwater is commonly considered Minnesota’s oldest town, another town actually holds the title. Why? Because it was established in 1830, a full 24 years before Stillwater was incorporated.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever been to Wabasha? Let us know what you did there! Or, if you’re interested in other towns, check it out on this list of 14 historic towns in Minnesota.