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


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free Tuesdays 3-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.
  • Free to visit the library



2016 Jun 24


American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

On view Nov 9, 2013 - March 16, 2014


Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," created by the National Constitution Center. The exhibit includes more than 100 rare artifacts; a re-created speakeasy; films, music, photos and multi-media exhibits; and a video game where you serve as a federal agent tracking down rumrunners. 

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Hatchet Used by Carrie Nation, 1901. Collection of the Kansas Historical Society Curator Daniel Okrent "A Moral and Physical Thermometer." Courtesy Library Company of Philadelphia. "Mr. Dry" Bar Set, ca. 1920s. On loan from the Museum of American Political Life Anheuser-Busch Beer Case, 1933  Courtesy of the Anheuser-Busch Archives. Tunic-style Dress, 1923.  Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis. Prohibition Administrator Badge, 1931.Courtesy of the Honorable Newton C. Taylor