James J. Hill House

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


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  • 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 55102. 1/2 block W of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Parking on Summit Ave. & adjacent streets. GPS: 44.9454,-93.1093

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  • Open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 to 4 pm.

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

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    "Attack on New Ulm: One Painting, Many Perspectives" Exhibit

    240 Summit Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 297-2555

    View the 1904 painting "Attack on New Ulm" by Anton Gag in the Hill House art gallery and explore what it means to people today in Minnesota and around the United States. Then share your thoughts about its role in Minnesota history. The painting will be on display through January 14, 2018.

    Support for the display is provided by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

  2. Christmas Saturdays for Families

    Christmas Saturdays for Families

    240 Summit Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 297-2555

    Make a Victorian cornucopia in the parlor, then go room-to-room collecting special items to put inside of it as you explore three floors of the mansion during the holidays. Staff will be stationed throughout the house for questions. Visitors can drop in for this program; however, the art activity ends at 4 pm. We suggest allowing 1.5 hours for this visit.

    This program is designed for families with younger children.

  3. Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour

    Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour

    240 Summit Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 297-2555

    In the 1890s, St. Paul’s Summit Avenue was a holiday destination where friends and neighbors would gather together to celebrate the Christmas season and welcome the New Year. On this holiday tour, discover holiday celebrations of the past through the stories of those who lived and worked on Summit Avenue, including excerpts from Hill family letters and journals and rare historic photographs of the neighborhood.

    Tours run 60 minutes with the last tour time at 3:30 pm.

  4. Victorian Christmas Carols

    Victorian Christmas Carols

    240 Summit Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 297-2555

    A lively concert by costumed singers explores the rise in popularity of Christmas carols during the 19th century. Hear familiar favorites and discover new gems!

    The one-hour concert in the Hill House art gallery includes light refreshments and tours, included with admission, following the performance.

  5. Victorian Christmas Stories

    Victorian Christmas Stories

    240 Summit Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 297-2555

    A storytelling performance by costumed actors of classic 19th-century Christmas stories, including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson and others.

    Light refreshments and a tour of the Hill House decorated for the holidays are included with admission.

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