House Tours

Take a fascinating glimpse into a transformational time in history and hear stories that bring this 1891 house to life.

Tour options depend on the time of year:

Woman sitting at large pipe organ with people looking up at the pipes.

Guided House Tour

Thursday – Sunday

Learn about James J. Hill’s influence on the region and about his network of family members, servants, workers, and guests. Marvel at the impressive house details such as chandeliers, stained glass, and hand-carved woodwork sprawled throughout the home.

Admission includes self-guided access to the first floor of the mansion and a 60-minute guided tour of the entire house. 

  • Tours depart every half-hour from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • $8‑12; MNHS members and children ages 4 & under free

Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour

Holiday season, 2021

Get in the holiday spirit with a guided tour and learn about Christmas traditions for the Hill family and their servants. Guides bring visitors through the basement, first and second floors while sharing family stories and memories, including Mrs. Hill's lavish seven-course holiday meal in 1910, how the servants kept their own holiday traditions, and family stories and memories that still resonate today.

  • Tours are 60 minutes, starting every half-hour based on availability
  • Last tour begins at 3:30 pm
  • $8‑12; Children ages 4 & under free