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

Library Holiday Hours

Free admission



2018 Apr 15


9 Nights of Music

9 Nights of Music FREE outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July and August9 Nights of Music

The popular series, now in its 19th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center every Tuesday in July and August!

Presented by Xcel Energy.

6:30 to 7 p.m.: Dance instruction provided by Tapestry Folk Dance Center (with recorded music).
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Live music and dancing.
Listen to infectious music and get out your dancing shoes for saucy Salsa, spicy Cajun, and bluegrass as co-sponsor Tapestry Folkdance Center provides instructors to lead the way.
Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, or purchase food from the History Center's Cafe Minnesota (no outside alcohol is permitted). Admission to museum exhibits is free on Tuesdays from 3-8 p.m.

Rain plan decisions will be made by 3 p.m. the day of show. Please check our Facebook page for updates. Due to inclement weather, the performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium with a seating capacity of 330. Beginning at 5 p.m., numbered tickets that guarantee seating will be distributed in front of the 3M Auditorium on Level 1. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m.  Food and beverages are available for purchase in Market House by D’Amico. Space for picnics is provided indoors in the café.  No food or drink allowed inside 3M Auditorium.

Promotional partners: Xcel Energy and Tapestry Folkdance Center

Parking is available in our lot, but if that fills up here are alternate parking options:

  • Metered parking available for $6 at the Kellogg Center (across the street from the History Center)
  • Free parking after 5 p.m. at the Veteran's lot - see map
  • Free parking at meters after 6 p.m. near the State Capitol
  • Smith Parking Ramp at Kellogg & 7th street is a pay lot
Warning! Parking near the Cathedral is by permit only and you might be ticketed! Avoid parking on College Street, Mulberry Street, Old Kellogg Blvd. and Old Summit Blvd.
Support for this program has been provided by the Marney and Conley Brooks Fund, the Nina M. Archabal Fund for Museum Programs and the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund. 



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