Neighborhood Walking Tours

Get an insider look at this historic neighborhood, from architectural gems to colorful tales of the people who lived and worked there.

Tours do not include site admission.

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Summit Avenue Walking Tour

May-September, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays

St. Paul's Summit Avenue is the longest stretch of Gilded Age mansions remaining in the country. Guides talk about the architecture, social history, and preservation issues of the historic neighborhood.

  • Tours are 90 minutes
  • The tour starts at the James J. Hill House and covers 1.5 miles
  • Tours do not include building interiors
  • All areas are handicapped accessible, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs
  • $10-14/MNHS members save 20%
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour

September 22 and 23, 2018

Celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthday with a tour of the St. Paul neighborhood where the author spent much of his youth. See where Fitzgerald wrote his first novel and his birthplace, and hear about his early years, his relationship with his wife, Zelda, the impact of St. Paul on his stories and novels, and his connections to the Hill family and other prominent neighbors.

  • Tours are 75 minutes and begin at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant
  • Tours do not include building interiors
  • $6‑10; MNHS members and children ages 4 & under free