Dakota County Historical Society

Sibley Historic Site - Mendota, MN - Sibley Historic Site Volunteer

General Description

The Sibley Historic Site needs you to help make a great first impression! As a House Host, you will be the first to greet guests and inform them of all the fun we have to offer. Assist guests by answering basic questions about the site and its history, check them in for tours, and sell them all the great items we have in the gift store.



Sibley Historic Site

1357 Sibley Memorial Highway

Mendota, MN 55150

(Map and Driving Directions



Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 

Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday 


Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Greeting guests with a smile and welcome
  • Answering phones and questions
  • Giving site and tour information
  • Selling tour tickets and gift store items
  • Being a friendly kind face for all visitors and guests


Minimum Qualifications

  • Volunteers should be 16 years of age or older
  • Some register experience, or willingness to learn
  • Prior knowledge of the site or willingness to learn
  • Ability to interact well with the public.


Minimum Time Commitment

4 - 6 hours 


Activity Level

Low - May involve varying amounts of sitting, standing, and light walking. Most time will be spent sitting at a register.


Contact Information

Kara McGowan | Sibley Historic Site Supervisor 

Dakota County Historical Society

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy| Mendota, MN 55150

Direct: (651) 452-1596 | Email: kara.mcgowan@co.dakota.mn.us


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Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Sunday, May 26, 2024 and Tuesday, September 10, 2024