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

Hours

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.

Admission

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

Contact

651-297-2555

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Tours

Guided Tours

Explore the grandeur of the James J. Hill House with a 75-minute guided tour. Tours are offered every half-hour, Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 651-297-2555.

Guides lead guests through four floors of the 1891 house, providing a glimpse into life in a 19th century mansion, the impact James J. Hill had on the economic transformation of this region, and a social system that included family members, servants, workers and guests. Chandeliers, stained glass and hand-carved woodwork are just a few decorative highlights of the 36,000 square foot home, which features original mechanical systems that provided heat, light, water, ventilation and security. The tour includes a 10-minute video on James J. Hill.

Art Gallery Only Admission

Visitors who do not wish to take the full tour, or who visit on Mondays and Tuesdays, may explore the first floor music room, drawing room and art gallery for a separate $2 admission. The art gallery features changing exhibits of Minnesota art and artists. A 10-minute video on James J. Hill is also available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Children's and Group Tours

Children's Programs

Children of all ages are welcome at the Hill House. The regular guided tour includes stories about the lives of the Hill children and grandchildren. A number of special events are designed specifically for children and field trip opportunities are available. Young visitors can try their hand at a word search of the Hill family before arriving. 

Group Tours

Groups can arrange for guided tours of the house, or for walking or bus tours of the historic Summit Avenue neighborhood. Find out more.

Amenities

See a complete list of visitor amenities including accessibility and dining options.

Help Preserve the Hill House

  • Please do not touch the woodwork, wall coverings, historic furnishings and artwork.
  • Please do not use flash or additional lighting when taking photographs or videos.