Venue Details

11 Star Starred
Summit Avenue Neighborhood
James J. Hill House 240 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102
651-297-2555
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Member Tips

MOlinger
Casual- comfortable shoes.
info Jul 27 2010 star this tip starred
MOlinger
Bring water
info Jul 27 2010 star this tip starred
LCannon
Parking was a breeze!
info Aug 18 2010 star this tip starred
pansy22
Wear comfy shoes!
info Aug 23 2010 star this tip starred
pansy22
Brng your own water. There is a fountain at a park about halfway through but not much time to stop.
info Aug 23 2010 star this tip starred
pansy22
EAsy parkin right on Summit Ave
info Aug 23 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

80 ratings
4.7 average rating
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36 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended May 12 2012

This is a very informative, beautiful walk through a neighborhood rich with history and beautiful architecture. Every Minnesotan should take this tour.

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37 events
23 reviews
4 stars
attended May 19 2012

Anyone interested in historical architecture will love this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable and the weather was perfect. This is about a 2-mile walk (very leisurely pace), so wear sunscreen and bring water.

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29 events
16 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 01 2012

It was a great tour that not only provided insight into the different architecture styles on Summit and some side streets, we also learned some interesting information... continued

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More Information

Website

http://events.mnhs.org/calendar/Results.cfm?EventID=2174&bhcp=1

Description

Tours start at the James J. Hill House and proceed west on Summit Avenue returning via sidestreets and alleyways and concluding outside the Cathedral of St. Paul.

The walking tour ticket includes admission to the art gallery and two adjoining rooms only, but does not include admission to the James J. Hill House.

About the Ticket Supplier: Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.