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.



2016 May 26

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Summit Avenue Walking Tour

Summit Avenue Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of the historic Summit Avenue neighborhood, led by a guide from the James J. Hill House. Tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday, May through September. Tours begin at the Hill House and proceed west along Summit Avenue, named one of America’s “Great Streets.” The group returns via side streets and alleyways to conclude outside the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The tours focus on the architecture, original owners, social history and current preservation issues facing this nationally recognized historic district. The tour covers 1.5 miles and uses public sidewalks and parks. All areas are handicapped accessible, but some side streets are cobblestone and have stone curbs.

For upcoming dates please visit our calendar of events.

Summit Avenue tour by Walnut Street Steps
Summit Avenue tour in front of Louis Hill house
Summit Avenue tour in front of modern condos
Summit Avenue tour in front of 318 Summit (Cass Gilbert, architect)
Cathedral Hill neighborhood