Holiday Home Tour

Celebrate the season with the Anderson Center's annual Holiday Home Tour (November 30 - December 2) and Winter Artist Showcase (November 18, 2023 - February 3, 2024). Lovingly decorated for the holiday season by local designers and businesses, the Tower View Residence was built in 1916-1917 by A.P. and Lydia Anderson. The Holiday Home Tour is the only opportunity each year for the general public tour this landmark home!

A six-bedroom, four-bathroom Georgian Revival style home, the Tower View Residence is listed on the National Historic Register and was one of twenty homes featured in Larry Millet's 2014 book Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes (Minnesota Historical Society Press). It was originally built as a family home by Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson, an educator, inventor, and plant physiologist best known as the inventor of puffed wheat and puffed rice. Today, the home is used by artists, writers, & creators from across the globe through the Anderson Center's flagship Artist Residency Program.

Members get more at the Anderson Center with preferred access and additional flexibility in scheduling a Holiday Home Tour. Book your tickets now or call 651-388-2009 to reserve a time.

Holiday Home Tour

      The Historic Tower View Residence is a Georgian Revival style brick house that features beautifully crafted cherry woodwork.

      Guided tours depart for the home from the Main Entrance to the Galleries. Guests must be present and checked-in at the Main Entrance at least 5 minutes prior to their tour start time. Tours are 40-60 minutes in duration. Tours are not recommended for children age 4 and under.

      Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth under 18, and free for Anderson Center members.

      Thursday, November 30
       1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

      Friday, December 1
      Noon, 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

      Saturday, December 2
      11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

      Get tickets now!

      ASL interpretation for the Home Tour is upon request. To request interpretation, please contact or 651-388-2009 at least two weeks prior to a tour.

      Winter Artist Showcase

        Make your home and loved ones feel special with handmade gifts this holiday season! The Winter Artist Showcase in Gallery Three features a wide range of decorative and functional work with something for everyone.

        November 18 - February 3 in the Main Gallery
        Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

        The showcase opens with a free reception on Saturday, November 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. 

        This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.