Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Regional Treatment Center

The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Complex is a unique landmark in the City of Fergus Falls. It served for many years as a state hospital for the insane, at one time housing 2,000 patients. In the decades following its opening on July 31, 1890, the State Hospital dominated the cultural and economic landscape of the area. The building was designed as a single unit and followed the architectural concepts of Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a 19th century Pennsylvania physician and pioneer in the mental health field. This complex was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. 


The City of Fergus Falls is working with a developer on a future project. Friday afternoon tours of the facility are available through November. Reservations are requested by calling 218-736-5328.