Summit Avenue Walking Tour

Take a 90-minute tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets" in 2008. The walking tours highlight the Gilded-Age mansions that line the elite avenue and the people who owned them and built them. Guides will talk about the architecture, social history and current preservation issues of the historic neighborhood.

The tour covers 1.5 miles starting at the James J. Hill House, proceeding west on Summit Avenue, returning via side streets and alleyways and concluding outside the Cathedral of St. Paul. All areas are handicapped accessible, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs. The popular tours are offered every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. from May through September. Call for group tour information.

  • event date
    May 02, 2015-September 27, 2015
  • category
    Community Events, Historic, Kids & Family
  • admission fee/ticket price
    $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MNHS members/ Reservations recommended
  • location
    James J. Hill House
    240 Summit Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
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  • phone
    651.259.3015 for reservations
  • website
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