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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



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Shopping & Dining


Our two Museum Stores are wonderful sources of books and gifts relating to Minnesota's history and culture. The History Center Museum Store has a broad selection of gifts and books related to the exhibits, programs and collections of the History Center, family history research, and the full catalog of the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The Sights of Minnesota Store features gifts and books related to statewide historic sites.

We are proud to present handcrafted items from Minnesota artisans.

Members of the Minnesota Historical Society receive a 10% discount on purchases in the stores. Merchandise from both stores is available through our online store. The stores are open during regular museum hours. If want to purchase something from our store but can't find it online, please call 651-259-3010 or email historycenterstores@mnhs.org.

Café Minnesota

Features a menu that highlights sustainable, local ingredients, the Café offers self service dining, with a grill, and stations with entrees, deli items and desserts.

Café Minnesota Hours

Express Station

(Coffee and Grab & Go items)

Main Cafe

(Entrees, grill and deli)

Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(offering additional items
since the Cafe is closed)