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


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


$9 adults
$7 seniors and college students
$6 children 6-17
Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.



2014 Apr 20

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Group Tours

Group Tours

Group tours can be arranged by reservation and should be made at least one week in advance. Please call 651-297-2555 or e-mail hillhouse@mnhs.org.

James J. Hill House Tours 
Guided tours of the house can be arranged for your group any day of the week.
  • Tour length is 75 minutes but can be adjusted to fit your needs.
  • 10-minute video on James J. Hill is included.
  • Larger tours will be divided into smaller groups of approximately 25 people per tour guide.
  • For evening tours, please e-mail hillhouse@mnhs.org for current pricing and availability.
  • Cost: $7 per person, $80 minimum.
Summit Avenue Tours
St. Paul's Summit Avenue is the longest stretch of Gilded Age mansions remaining in the country. Walking tours and bus tours discuss the history, architecture, and historic preservation concerns of this historic neighborhood.
Walking Tours:
  • Guides lead your group along the oldest part of the avenue (1.5 miles round trip).
  • Available May-September. 
  • Cost: $10 per person, $100 minimum.
Bus Tours:
  • A step-on guide can provide a 60-minute tour of the entire length of Summit Avenue. 
  • Cost: $150 per guide.