MN History Center

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




$11 adults
$9 seniors (65+)
$9 college students (valid ID)
$9 active military (valid ID)
$6 children ages 6-17
Free to the public Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Free for MHS members and children age 5 and under.
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Exhibit Hours

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
12 to 5 p.m. Sun.;
Closed Mon. (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
Closed Sun. and Mon.
Library Holiday Hours


2014 Apr 23

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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