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


Daily tour pricing

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Admission to the Attack on New Ulm: One Painting, Many Perspectives exhibit is free.


Sunday 1 pm-4 pm
Monday 10 am-4 pm
Art Gallery only
Tuesday 10 am-4 pm
Art Gallery only
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Daily Tours

Guided tours begin every half hour based on availability and are 75 minutes. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm.



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Field Trips

Explore upstairs-downstairs life at this grand 42-room mansion, built for the Hill family in 1891. Once the largest home in Minnesota, it features state-of-the-art indoor plumbing and ingenious mechanical systems, plus beautiful stained glass and carved woodwork.

Field Trip Options

Hill House Tour

Students discover life in a Gilded Age mansion on these lively guided tours. Tailor the tour to suit your class. Content, length, and level can be adjusted to include family and servant life, architecture, interior design, and James J. Hill and railroad development.

Grades: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, HomeschoolLength: 75 minutesCost: $6 per person

Children's Workshop

Students engage in handson activities including etiquette lessons, singing along with the restored pipe organ, a scavenger hunt, and more! The 2.5 hour workshop includes a slide show on the Hill family. Available Mondays and Tuesdays.

Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6Length: 2.5 hoursCost: $9 per person

Summit Avenue Walking Tour

Explore the historic neighborhood surrounding the Hill House on these 90-minute tours. Students learn about the leaders who built St. Paul and transformed the Northwest, Gilded Age architectural styles, and ongoing preservation work. The tour covers 1.5 miles on Summit Avenue and side streets, ending at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Length: 90 minutesCost: $8 per person


$6-9 per student, $60-90 minimum group fee
Teachers FREE
One free adult per 10 students


  • Length: 75 minutes to 2.5 hours
  • Free bus parking on the street. Please turn bus engines off. 


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Students from St John Vianney on a Hill House TourHill House Tours address many economics, geography, and history standards.