Historic Schmidt Brewery
History & Mystery
From stunning Victorian architecture to notorious gangsters, Saint Paul's history is worth exploring.
Stroll down Summit Avenue, where you'll find the longest stretch of Victorian homes in the country. Take a tour at the finest of them all—the 36000-square-foot mansion of railroad titan James J. Hill.
Roam the halls of Landmark Center, built in 1902 and home to many gangster trials in the 1920s and 1930s (sign up for their popular Gangster Tour to learn more fun facts).
Book a tour with the Wabasha Street Caves to learn more about Saint Paul's history with gangsters, ghosts and more.
Explore the hands-on exhibits at the Minnesota History Center. If natural history is more your jam, pop over to the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum, where you can travel the Minnesota landscape through world-renowned wildlife dioramas and tour the cosmos in the planetarium.
Catch a train (or just a free tour) at Lowertown's Union Depot, a historic station built during the height of railroad development in 1926.
Saint Paul’s brewing history goes back to 1848 and has since grown. Fun Fact: The historic Schmidt Brewery off of West 7th was once one of the largest breweries in the country. Make it a crawl and educate yourself on Saint Paul’s robust beer history - while enjoying beer, of course.
Here in the Capital City, we hold a deep appreciation for all of our restaurants, especially those that have stood the test of time. Saint Paul is full of history down to the food scene. Explore the iconic restaurants that serve some iconic and delicious bites.
Did you know the Minnesota State Capitol touts the second largest self-supported marble dome in the entire world? Discover all of that and more in a free tour of the newly-restored capitol building.Take a walking historic gangster tour with CynCity Tours or Celestial Tours.
More to Explore
Museums & History
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 297-2555 Grand/Summit Avenue Website >
75 W 5th St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 292-3233 Downtown Website >
Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha St S Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107 (651) 224-1191 West Side Website >
State Capitol Historic Site
75 Rev Dr MLK Jr Blvd Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-2881 (tours) North End/State Capitol Website >
State Capitol Historic Site75 Rev Dr MLK Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd W Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 259-3000 Downtown Website >
2088 Larpenteur Avenue West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113 (612) 626-9660 Saint Paul Website >
(651) 208-4824 Saint Paul Website >
(651) 253-0937 Saint Paul Website >
214 4th St E, Suite 300 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 (651) 202-2700 Lowertown Website >