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James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102


Wed-Sat 10 am-3:30 pm
Sun 1-3:30 pm
Art Gallery:
Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Sun 1-4 pm
Closed major holidays.


  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors and college students
  • $6 children 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members.



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The James J. Hill House is handicapped accessible except for the basement boiler room and backyard hillside. The site has a ramped entrance, elevator and accessible restrooms.


Parking is available on Summit Avenue and adjacent streets. The area immediately in front of the site on Summit Avenue is designated 2-hour parking for visitors.


A small gift store is available at the first floor ticket desk. The store features books and items related to the historic site, James J. Hill and the railroads, current gallery exhibits and the history of the surrounding neighborhood.


There is no dining facility on site.


We do not have strollers available, however strollers are permitted on tours.


The James J. Hill House is available for meetings, lectures, classes, concerts, receptions, luncheons and dinners. Find out more about rentals.
The site is not available for weddings, receptions, birthdays, family reunions, etc. For these events please consider the Minnesota History Center or Mill City Museum.


Service animals such as guide dogs are permitted. Pets are not allowed.

First Aid

The site is equipped with both first aid kits and AEDs. Please see a staff person for assistance. All managers are trained in first aid/CPR/AED use.

Lost & Found

If items are lost please call the site at 651-297-2555.


WiFi is available in most areas of the house.