Visitor Experience

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is our highest priority. With this in mind, we have made some important updates to promote social distancing during your visit.

Keeping us all safe

We've put safety measures in place to protect the health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers based on guidance from the CDC and local governments:

  • Visitors are required to wear masks indoors and encouraged to wear one outdoors. Masks must cover both mouth and nose.
  • Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other visitors and staff.
  • If you are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID-19, please visit us another time.

Tour options

Tours are limited in size to accommodate social distancing.

House tour

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 36,000-square-foot home.

Guided house tours are 60 minutes long and are offered every half hour. The first floor on the mansion is also available for self-guided exploration.

Summit Avenue walking tour

St. Paul's Summit Avenue is the longest stretch of Victorian mansions remaining in the country. Learn about the architecture, social history, and preservation issues of this historic neighborhood.

Summit Avenue Walking tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.