MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

*Please be advised that April and May are very busy months with school groups before 2 p.m.


Tuesday: 10 am-8 pm 
Wednesday: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-5 pm
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: Noon-5 pm
Monday: Closed

Open Monday holidays year round, 10 am-5 pm
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Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

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Free admission



2018 May 17


American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Events

In the exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (on view through March 16, 2014), you'll meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup. 

Join us at one of our upcoming related events!

Upcoming Prohibition Events


Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014. Reception from 7-8 p.m.; Show from 8-9:30 p.m.
$50 ($45 MHS members). Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015. 
On Valentine’s Day eve, snuggle up to your sweetie and enjoy a delectable evening of songs and lore about the places and faces that defined Twin Cities society during the dry days of Prohibition. The evening will be hosted by Dan Chouinard and featuring soprano Maria Jette, with Jim ten Bensel and the Minnesota Showboat Ramblers. “Bootleg Valentine” will remember some of the great restaurants and venues of the day, from St. Paul gangster hangouts like the Castle Royal and the Green Lantern to elegant supper clubs. Put on your spiffiest duds and get ready to sing along to some memorable tunes and revel in the glamour and (sometimes illicit) fun of a bygone era.
The program includes a complimentary glass of wine with chocolate pairing during a pre-show reception from 7 to 8 p.m.


Upcoming Event: 
Feb. 15, 2014: Summit Brewing


1-4 p.m. (while supplies last)
$5 for 5 samples. Includes 4 beer and 1 soda sample (or 5 soda samples). Limited tickets available at the door. 

New breweries and distilleries are opening in Minnesota at a rate not seen since prior to Prohibition. Local brewers/distillers will visit the History Center, where you can chat with them, sample their products and learn more about the recent boom in hand-crafted beer, soda and liquor.




$10 ($8 MHS members). Tickets and more information.
This series explores the mysterious factors that confer hipness on an artist or a fad, and traces the origins of creative genres that still register with artists, audiences, and tastemakers today. This season, we look at (what else?) booze, bootlegging and beer. Held at the Turf Club. 

Upcoming Events: 
Tues., March 4: BEER (SOLD OUT. Due to renovation at the Turf Club, this program will be held at the MInnesota History Center.)