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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, including Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm)
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.



2014 Aug 20

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History Players in the Museum

Some of Minnesota history's interesting people have stepped forward in time to share their stories. Some led ordinary lives. Others accomplished extraordinary things. All faced the challenges of their times in history as best they could.

History Players are available weekends and holidays year round. Watch one of these History Players perform at the top of each hour and spend some time visiting with them one-on-one about their lives in Minnesota.

Call 651-259-3000 to find out which character is in the museum today.

  • John Beargrease - Trade stories with the Ojibwe mail carrier and fur trader.
  • Charley Goddard - Learn what it was like to be a teenage soldier during the Civil War.
  • Virginia Mae Hope - Take off and soar with the World War II pilot.
  • Thomas Lyles - Take a stand with the African American community activist and entrepreneur
  • Frederick McKinley Jones - Think of big ideas with the inventor of refrigerated trucking.
  • George Nelson - Learn about early big business with the fur trade clerk.
  • Joseph Nicollet - Explore and chart Minnesota with the French cartographer.
  • Toni Stone - Hit a home run with the first woman to play professional baseball with the Negro Leagues.