Bring your group to the Hill House for a private tour. Open year round for adult group tours and school field trips.

Group tours must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact or 651-259-3003.

Tour options

James J. Hill House Tours

Tours of the Hill House can be reserved for your group any day of the week. Tours include a 10-minute video on James J. Hill.

  • Large groups will be divided into smaller groups of approximately 25 people per tour guide
  • Tours last 75 minutes, but can be adjusted to fit your needs
  • $10 per person, $100 minimum
  • $4 discounted group rate for nonprofit organizations serving limited income audiences
  • For evening tours, please e-mail for current pricing and availability

Summit Avenue Tours

St. Paul's Summit Avenue is the longest stretch of Gilded Age mansions remaining in the country. Walking tours and bus tours discuss the history, architecture, and historic preservation concerns of this historic neighborhood.

Walking Tours:

  • Guides lead your group along the oldest part of the avenue (1.5 miles round trip).
  • Available May-September.
  • Cost: $12 per person, $120 minimum.

Bus Tours:

  • Bring a motorcoach from your community center or adult facility and one of our guides will provide a 60-minute tour of highlights of St. Paul and Summit Avenue.
  • Cost: $150 per guide.

Tours for People with Memory Loss

Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregiver. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House.

Public tours:

  • Offered the first Tuesday of every month from 10-11 am 
  • Cost: Free, but registration is required
  • Reservations: Call 651-259-3015 or register online

Private group tours:

  • Available by appointment on Monday and Tuesday from 10-11 am
  • Cost: Free
  • Reservations: Call 651-259-3003 or email
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