James J. Hill House

Contact Information


  • $10 adults, $8 seniors, veterans/active military, and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members


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  • 1/2 block W of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Parking on Summit Ave. & adjacent streets. GPS: 44.9454,-93.1093

Other Date Information

  • Open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. Art gallery and museum store are open Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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    Call: (651) 297-2555

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