MN History Center

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

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

Library Hours

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

Admission

Contact

651-259-3000
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2016 Aug 23

 

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, architecture tours, distillery tours and more.
 
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

High Bridge Riverfront Tour

    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
$40 ($35 MNHS members)
 
A street-level tour of Minnesota's capital city highlighting the natural and human forces that shaped it long ago and today. Tours meet at the Alexander Ramsey House and walk along the Mississippi River, tracing the city’s origins as a shipping hub that is still powered by the river. Visitors will experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Xcel Energy High Bridge Generating Station. Participants will return to the Ramsey House by bus, learning about the Schmidt Brewery and stopping at the historic Stone Saloon, an 1857 watering hole currently being restored to its Civil War condition, along the way. Presented in partnership with Xcel Energy.
 
This tour is for adults and children age 10 and up accompanied by an adult. All attendees with be required to fill out a waiver before the tour. Tour route includes stairs, open-floor grating and up to two miles of walking at a moderate pace on uneven terrain.
 
Note: The High Bridge Electric Generating Plant contains equipment which produces Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF) emissions, which have the potential to interfere with implanted medical devices. 

Green Line Checklist Food Tour: Happy Hour

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$50 ($40 MNHS members)
 
Experience the faces and flavors along University Avenue with the Heavy Table team, who recently completed their "Green Line Checklist" blog series exploring the restaurants, shops and food trucks of the light rail corridor. On this happy hour tour, explore the Little Mekong neighborhood, including stops at Lao Thai, Thai Garden and Mai Village. 
 
This tour is for ages 21 and up, including one beverage. Tour starts at Mai Village, 394 University Avenue W., St. Paul, and includes some stairs and up to two miles of walking on uneven terrain. Presented in partnership with the Heavy Table and the Asian Economic Development Association.

Green Line Checklist Food Tour: Bakeries and Buns

    Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
$40 ($30 MNHS members)
 
Experience the faces and flavors along University Avenue with the Heavy Table team, who recently completed their "Green Line Checklist" blog series exploring the restaurants, shops and food trucks of the light rail corridor. On this morning tour through the Little Mekong neighborhood, taste familiar and lesser-known baked goods and BBQ treats at Trung Nam French Bakery, Silhouette Bakery and more. 
 
Tour starts at Mai Village, 394 University Avenue W., St. Paul, and includes some stairs and up to two miles of walking on uneven terrain. Presented in partnership with the Heavy Table and the Asian Economic Development Association.

 


Green Line Checklist Food Tour: Happy Hour

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$50 ($40 MNHS members)
 
Experience the faces and flavors along University Avenue with the Heavy Table team, who recently completed their "Green Line Checklist" blog series exploring the restaurants, shops and food trucks of the light rail corridor. On this happy hour tour, explore the Little Mekong neighborhood, including stops at Lao Thai, Thai Garden and Mai Village. 
 
This tour is for ages 21 and up, including one beverage. Tour starts at Mai Village, 394 University Avenue W., St. Paul, and includes some stairs and up to two miles of walking on uneven terrain. Presented in partnership with the Heavy Table and the Asian Economic Development Association.