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MN History Center

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

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours


  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
  • Free to visit the library



2015 Feb 28


History Crawls

Take a scenic bus ride and hear true tales of how some of St. Paul's most noteworthy neighborhoods built a Capital city. Neighborhood history crawls include pub crawls, food crawls, University Grove neighborhood tours and Mid Century Modern architecture tours.
If someone in your party uses a cane, wheelchair, walker, or has otherwise limited mobility, please call 651-259-3015 at least two weeks in advance of your tour so we can do our best to accommodate their needs.

Upcoming History Crawls

Bars, Bootleggers and Booze: Distilling in the Twin Cities

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$35 ($30 MNHS members). Ages 21+.
This program is SOLD OUT.
Leaves from the Minnesota History Center. 
Cocktail rooms and high end mixology are trends matched only by our current thirst for microbrews, and booze and hooch have a rich history in the Twin Cities, with legacy brands like Phillips and high quality hooch (Minnesota 13) during Prohibition. Today’s microdistilleries are growing quickly, with local upstarts 11Wells and Du Nord Craft Spirits opening cocktail rooms this year. Hop on the bus and bring your ID for a tour of the Twin Cities’ boozy past and future. Samples included!

From Pig’s Eye to Summit - Saint Paul’s Brewing History by Bus

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$35 ($30 MNHS members). Ages 21+. 
This program is SOLD OUT.
Meet at Summit Brewery (parking available in their lot), 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul
Seek out a new go-to brew and learn about Saint Paul’s hoppy past. New breweries springing up around St. Paul are a powerful testament to today’s fascination with the sudsy stuff, but St. Paul’s first brewery was opened in 1849 by German immigrant Anthony Yoerg. Today, remnants of St. Paul’s historic brewing past include the imposing old Hamm’s and Schmidt breweries. This meandering three hour bus tour features samples, conversation and hidden gems along the way.