Pillsbury A Mill Tour

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Pillsbury A Mill Tour

Sun., May 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A-Mill Artist Lofts
415 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
$16 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17, $4 discount MNHS members, museum admission not included

Discover the story of the National Historic Landmark Pillsbury A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world for many years, which recently reopened as the A-Mill Artist Lofts. A Mill City Museum guide will lead a tour of the former milling complex, including the rooftop deck and the basement waterpower facilities. Visitors will explore parts of the largest and best-preserved waterpower system in Minneapolis (with views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft); discover how the building functioned during the flour milling era and learn about the new hydroelectric plant that helps to power the complex.

The Pillsbury A Mill was the flagship mill of the Pillsbury Flour Milling Company. The A Mill was not only the largest flour mill in the world when it opened in 1881, it was one of the few architect-designed mills in Minneapolis, designed by Leroy S. Buffington. As such it was an industrial show piece and tourist attraction from the start. The Pillsbury A Mill ceased operation in 2003, and in 2015, the complex was redeveloped as affordable lofts for working artists by Dominium, a Minneapolis-based developer.

The tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking indoors and outdoors with some uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

This tour is presented in partnership with Dominium, A-Mill Artist Lofts.

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Additional Dates

Sat., Jun 10, 2017, 10:30 am - Noon
Sat., Jul 8, 2017, 10:30 am - Noon
Sun., Jul 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat., Aug 26, 2017, 10:30 am - Noon