Summit Avenue Walking Tours

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 Catherdral 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 (11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) and Sunday (2:00 p.m.), May through September. Call for group tour information. 

  • event date
    May 04, 2013-September 29, 2013
  • event time
    11:00am - 3:30pm
  • 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 MHS members. Library passes not accepted for these tours. Reservations recommended, call 651.297.2555.
  • location
    James J. Hill House
    240 Summit Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55102
    Cathedral Hill Area
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