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Plummer Building in Rochester, Minnesota
Plummer Building
100 2nd St SW, Rochester, Minnesota, 55902 507-284-2511 Distance from hotel: 0.40 miles Visit Website Category: Attractions
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Plummer Building: Offices, Tours & Architecture

Adorned with bronze doors weighing two tons and marble floors imported from around the world, this iconic symbol of Mayo Clinic is now a designated National Historic Landmark. Named for Henry S. Plummer, M.D., it was once the home of all medical facilities and an extensive library on the Mayo Clinic grounds.
Today, the Plummer Building remains an integral part of Mayo Clinic, accommodating many administrative, academic and support functions. At night, the bell tower lights up the Rochester skyline.  During the holiday season, the south facing wall illuminates with colored lights. Tour the historical suite and see artifacts from Dr. Will and Charlie Mayo, view the marble lobby and Bas-relief caricatures along the walls of this impressive architectural addition to Minnesota.



Hours -

Tours are available on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.


  • History Open House
  • Seasonal Lighting
  • Historical Suite Tours


  • Tours
  • Library
  • Offices


  • Are tours of the Plummer Building available?

    Yes, visitors can tour the Historical Suite that includes the last offices of Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo. Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and are located on the third floor of the Plummer Building.
  • Where can I go to see the seasonal lights of the Plummer Building?

    Continuing with the tradition that began in the 1950's, visitors can view more than 7,000 high efficiency LED lights, along the south facing wall of the Plummer Building on the Mayo Clinic campus each winter. Typically the illumination begins around Thanksgiving, and extends throughout New Years Day.

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