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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)
Closed Thanksgiving Day; open 10 am-5 pm on Fri, Nov. 27.
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 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free to visit the library



2015 Nov 24


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.

  • James Goodhue - Enrich your understanding of the territorial period with St. Paul's first newspaper publisher.
  • Virginia Mae Hope - Take off and soar with the World War II pilot.
  • George Nelson - Learn about early big business with the fur trade clerk.