James J. Hill House

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Introduction

The James J. Hill House was completed in 1891 as the home of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. A National Historic Landmark, the 36,000-square-foot mansion is open year-round for guided tours, art exhibits and special events. It is located a half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Ave.

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James J. Hill House Images

James J. Hill House Images

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James J. Hill House

Photo by Joe Michl, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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James J. Hill House interior

James J. Hill House interior

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James J. Hill House Construction Crew, 1891, photo by Schuyler M. Taylor

James J. Hill House construction crew, photo by Schuyler M. Taylor, 1891

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James J. Hill, 1863

James J. Hill, 1863

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News Releases

September 27, 2018 New Art Exhibit Celebrates the Career of Minnesota Artist Charles Beck
April 11, 2018 $100,000+ Project Brings New Life to James J. Hill House’s Historic Pipe Organ
January 24, 2018 New Exhibit Explores the Legacy of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival
August 21, 2017 “Attack on New Ulm: One Painting, Many Perspectives” Opens at James J. Hill House Sept. 16
May 31, 2017 New Exhibit Showcases the Creative Voices of Minnesota’s Early 20th-Century Art Scene
January 25, 2017 New Exhibit Opens February 11 in James J. Hill House Art Gallery
October 4, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Explore Eugene McCarthy’s Historic 1968 Presidential Campaign in a New Exhibit
June 1, 2016 ALERT: New Art Exhibit Explores Minnesota Artist Bettye Olson's Career
December 10, 2015 New Art Exhibit to Open Jan. 15 in James J. Hill House Art Gallery
March 25, 2015 Exhibit of Intricate Hmong Textiles Opens April 10 at James J. Hill House
November 5, 2014 Experience an Authentic Gilded Age Christmas at the James J. Hill House this December
November 5, 2014 Minnesota Modern Featured in Exhibit at James J. Hill House Opening Nov. 22
September 3, 2014 Hill House Presents 29th Season of Chamber Concerts Oct. 20 and 27
August 13, 2014 James J. Hill House Introduces New Sensory Tour for People with Memory Loss
August 6, 2014 September Tours at the James J. Hill House Provide Unique View of Minnesota's Gilded Age and Literary History
May 7, 2014 Recent Acquisitions: Art Since 1985' Champions Contemporary Art, Opens May 15 at the James J. Hill House
April 30, 2014 UPDATE: Music and Tours Offered at James J. Hill House in June
March 26, 2014 The Return of Summit Avenue Walking Tours and Other May Programs Usher in Spring at the James J. Hill House
March 12, 2014 Annual Easter Egg Hunt and a Chamber Concert at James J. Hill House This April
February 12, 2014 Celebrate Irish Heritage with Special Tours at the James J. Hill House in March
January 15, 2014 Celebrate the Month of Love with Romance and Culture for all ages at the James J. Hill House
December 18, 2013 Celebrate Winter on the Hill at James J. Hill House, Two Weekends Only
November 6, 2013 James J. Hill House Hosts Victorian Holiday Tours, Stories and Carols in December
October 9, 2013 MEDIA ALERT: Exhibit of St. Paul Artist, Paul S. Kramer, Closes Oct. 13
October 2, 2013 Minnesota and its Waterways Focus of James J. Hill House Exhibit to Open Oct. 26
June 5, 2013 Explore Historic Summit Avenue and the James J. Hill House this July
May 1, 2013 Explore the Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood and Discover Hidden History at the James J. Hill House this June
April 3, 2013 Return of Popular Summit Avenue Walking Tours Part of May Offerings at James J. Hill House
February 13, 2013 Irish Heritage and Easter Egg Hunt Offered in March at the James J. Hill House
January 16, 2013 Hill House Chamber Concerts 27th Season Continues in February
January 16, 2013 Romance and Relaxation Tour, Victorian Poetry Slam and Teddy Bear Story Time and the James J. Hill House
September 20, 2011 Pipe Organ at James J. Hill House Chosen to Compete for $1 Million in Preservation Funding
April 26, 2007 RECORD-SETTING SALE OF SAPPHIRE CONTRIBUTES TO ENDOWMENT FOR HISTORIC JAMES J. HILL HOUSE
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