Summit Avenue Walking Tour 

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Summit Avenue Walking Tour

240 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

Starts at James J. Hill House

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Take a 90-minute walking tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets." The tour highlights the Gilded Age mansions that line the elite avenue and the people who owned them and built them. Guides will talk about the architecture, social history, and current preservation issues of the historic neighborhood.

The tour starts at the James J. Hill House and covers 1.5 miles. All areas are accessible for those with mobility concerns, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs. Tours do not include home interiors.


90-minute tours are offered every Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm every Sunday at 2 pm, May through September.


$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 5-17; MNHS members save 20%. Reservations: recommended, call 651-259-3015 or register online at

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