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Nooks & Crannies Tour
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the back staircases, dust chutes, silver vault and more on this tour of the Hill House.
Location: James J. Hill House
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
240 Summit Ave. , St. Paul, Minnesota
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the back staircases, dust chutes, silver vault and more on this tour of the Hill House. Visitors will see the top-floor attic with original theater, take the back stairs to the basement, view storage areas not on the regular tour, and take a peek inside the gatehouse overlooking Summit Avenue. Guides will also discuss the technological innovations present in the house at the time of its construction in the late 19th century, and the difficulties of preserving such a building today. Tours run 90 minutes and leave at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 pm. The 6 and 7:30 pm tours are led by a costumed interpreter portraying a construction worker or house servant.
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