MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Tue 10 am-8 pm 
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
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Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
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2017 Oct 20

 

North Shore Summer Getaway Itinerary

 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
 
9:00 A.M.
Depart Minnesota History Center via motor coach
 
9:30 A.M.
Tour the Oliver Kelley Farm and get a first look at the new Interpretive Center set to open in 2017.
Enjoy fresh baked goods & coffee
 
1:00 P.M.
 Arrive in Duluth for picnic lunch & scenic welcome to the North Shore
 
2:30 P.M.
Step back in time at Glensheen Mansion for a guided tour of the expansive grounds & garden tour andimpressive mansion;  followed by exclusive lakeshore storytelling, with refreshments, of the myths and mysteries surrounding this historic site.
 
6:00 P.M.
Check-in Reception at Larsmont Cottages
 
Larsmont, Minnesota, which was named after the town of Larsmo in Finland. Originally settled in 1909 by Finland-Swedish fishermen, some of the fishermen sold their catch for market in many growing cities including the booming Chicago. There is no longer any active commercial fishing taking place in Larsmont, but the beauty and serenity that the earliest settlers found when they arrived is still abundant. The pristine Lake Superior shoreline, local wildlife, including many birds and deer are enough to make anyone feel as if they have stepped into a sweeter, more simple time.
 
7:00 P.M.
A relaxed late evening of lawn games, cash bar, bonfire, hot tub, sauna, stargazing or quiet reading.
 
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
8:00 A.M.
Complimentary coffee bar available
 
9:00 A.M.
Option I: Hiking
Option II: Enjoy coffee on the shoreline, massage (advanced reservation & additional fee)
 
10:00 A.M.
Full breakfast followed by departure for Canal Park in Duluth
 
11:00 A.M.
Option I: Guided, dockside tour of lake freighter William A Irvin
Option II: Free time & shopping around Canal Park
 
12:30 P.M.
Board the Vista Star
 
1:00 P.M.
Vista Star cruise departs Duluth harbor
 
Our Getaway group of about 30 will join 100 others for this unique vantage point to witness the largest event coming to Duluth in 2016.  This is an incredible way to see the Tall Ships with the best view around. We will set sail to join the Tall Ships as they parade under the Aerial Lift Bridge and enter our beautiful Duluth harbor. Vista Star crew members staff provide extensive narration about the facts and history of each ship as it passes. On-board creature comforts of course include refreshments, restrooms, and an enclosed, air conditioned deck for a respite from sun and wind.
 
5:00 P.M.
Return to Larsmont for rest & relaxation
 
6:30 P.M.
Depart for Two Harbors and an after-hours program & dinner at Split Rock Lighthouse courtesy of historic site manager Lee Radzak. Watch the Lake Superior sunset.
For more background on Split Rock Lighthouse, read "Five Questions with Lee Radzak" from the Duluth News Tribune.  
 
9:00 P.M.
Return to Larsmont. Cash bar.
 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
8:00 A.M.
Complimentary coffee bar available
 
9:00 A.M.
Option I: Hiking
Option II: Enjoy coffee on the shoreline, massage (advanced reservation & additional fee)
 
10:00 A.M.
Full breakfast followed by departure for Canal Park in Duluth
 
11:00 A.M.
 
1:00 P.M.        
Depart for Twin Cities via motor coach
 
 
5:00 P.M.
Arrival back at the Minnesota History Center
 
 

One of the many featured in the Tall Ships Festival Glensheen Mansion Larsmont Cottage shared living space Larsmont Cottage Ledge Rock Grille Vista Star Lake freighter William A Irvin Canal Park Split Rock Lighthouse