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13 Star Starred
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102
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Lots of good dining in the neighborhood. Walk over to Selby, or up Grand.
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The weather was cloudy and cool. I wore a sweater and good walking shoes..
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4.7 average rating
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13 reviews
10 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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13 reviews
10 stars
attended May 10 2014

This was the second time I did the Summit Ave. Walking Tour. I learned even more than the first tour!
A must do in Mn!!!
Parking is easy....right on Summit. No cost.

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attended Sep 14 2013

Excellent tour. The guide had good information about the history of the neighborhood--it's architecture and residents. Time on tour is about 90 minutes. The tour ended at the Cathedral, and we decided to explore that on our own afterwards. ...continued

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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.