The Charles H. Burwell House, located at 13209 E. McGinty Road in Minnetonka, is listed on the National Register of Historic and is owned and operated by the city of Minnetonka.
Learn more about the history of Minnetonka and the Burwell House.
The house is closed for the 2013 tour season. The only date the house is open in the winter is for the Victorian Holiday Open House hosted by the Minnetonka Historical Society Sunday, December 1, 2013, from 1–4 p.m. Visitors may take a self-guided tour to view typical Victorian holiday decorations in the home. This is a free event, although donations are accepted. Limited parking, including handicapped spaces, is available close to the house with additional parking at St. David’s Family Resource Center across Plymouth Road. The main floor of the house is handicapped accessible.
Regular tours will start again in June 2014. Please check back for days and times of regular tours.
For more information about the Burwell site, please call 952.939.8219
The main event each year is the Ice Cream Social, which is held on the fourth Saturday in June. This summer event offers entertainment, food, and free tours of the house. Visit the Minnetonka Summer Festival and Burwell House Ice Cream Social page for detailed information.
There is also a Holiday Open House on the first or second weekend of December, featuring Victorian Christmas decorations and tours of the house. Visit upcoming events for detailed information. This event is sponsored by the Minnetonka Historical Society.
The site is part of the Minnetonka park system, and provides a scenic setting for a weekday lunch, picnic, painting, drawing, photography, or a small family gathering. Groups of more than 25 must have a permit. View the Council Policy on Use of Burwell Property.
Volunteers are always needed to serve at events, to provide cleaning and maintenance of the furnishings, to plan and organize events and exhibits, and to serve as tour guides. The city provides training for volunteers.
Additional furnishings are needed for the house, and some existing items need repairs or restoration. Please contact us if you have an item that you would like to donate. Cash donations are also welcome, and should be made payable to the city of Minnetonka.
Questions or inquiries about the Burwell site may be directed to: Laura Ronbeck, 952.939.8219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.