JAMES J. HILL HOUSE
240 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102 Directions
Summer Camp, Collections, Art Gallery, House, Education, Speaker Presentations, Group Tour, Architectural, Events, Book Club, Community Outreach, Cultural Activities, Historical Buildings & Library
'James J. Hill House' was built in 1891 and is a national historical landmark and an iconic icon of the summit avenue of St. Paul. It regards upstairs and downstairs life in Downton Abbey, a 36,000-square-foot manor house built for railroad giant James J. Hill, in Minnesota. It holds 16 chandeliers, 13 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces, a reception hall almost 100 feet long, advanced mechanical facilities, and a two-story gallery of skylit art. The impressive features of the house, such as chandeliers, stained glass, and hand-carved woodwork, were sprawling throughout the building. The fourth floor contains a room stage capable of seating 200 spectators, a grand piano, and gymnastics equipment. It boasts state-of-the-art mechanical systems and indoor plumbing, plus exquisite stained glass and carved woodwork.
Adults - $10
Seniors (65+) Active military and veterans College students - $8
Children ages 5-17 - $6
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MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55155 Directions
Guided Tour, Paintings, Architectural, Historic Preservation, Special Events, Reception Room, House, Historical Tours, Public Meeting Space, Monuments & Government Buildings
Minnesota State Capitol is open after a 3 + year renovation project on the historic building. The capital boasts the world's second-largest self-supporting marble dome, works by significant artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, and Civil and Spanish-American War battle flags. The workers at Capitol aspire to conserve and restore the original architecture and artistic vision of Cass Gilbert for future generations. The State Capitol's exterior is constructed of white Georgian marble and St. Cloud granite. Visitors are greeted by six marble statues above the main entrance. The building and the grounds are open for public use to hold numerous meetings, speeches, and ceremonies. Free tour and reserved public parking are accessible in several parking lots at the State Capitol.
Price: $5 per person for guided tours
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75 West 5th Street, St Paul, MN 55102 Directions
Theater, Public Forums and Hosts Countless Special Events, Weddings, Gift Shop, Rentals, Music, Exhibitions, Dance & Five Gallery Spaces
Landmark Center was established in 1892 and is a vibrant cultural center for music, dance, theatre, exhibits, public forums, and hosts numerous community special events. It is a non-profit organization committed to the management and preservation of historical center as a prominent historical and cultural center. Center aims to offer an extensive menu of healthy, family-friendly cultural activities for everyone in their neighborhood. The organization from the wrecking ball and restored its former grandeur was listed on the global register of historic sites and reopened to the public in 1978. It includes multi-circulating collections that record Ramsey County and St. Paul's history.