Holidays on the Hill Returns to the James J. Hill House in December

For immediate release

Release dated: November 16, 2023

MNHS media contacts: Nick Jungheim, 651-259-3060, or Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051,

Celebrate the season with holiday stories from the mansion’s past

ST. PAUL, Minn (November 16, 2023) – The James J. Hill House will bring back a historic holiday celebration this winter, giving guests a chance to experience seasonal festivities from the early 20th century.

Visitors can get a glimpse of Christmas in 1910 — both upstairs and downstairs — at James J. Hill’s famous Gilded Age mansion. For this traditional event, the house will be decorated and feature holiday-themed exhibits, along with a 60-minute guided tour highlighting stories and memories from the Hill family and their staff.

Tours will begin December 1 and be offered each Thursday through Sunday, ending December 31. Each day, tours will run every half-hour based on availability, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 pm.

Standard admission for Holidays on the Hill is $20 for adults. Admission for seniors, college students, active military, and veterans costs $18. For children ages 5-17, admission costs $16, and there is no cost for children under 4. Minnesota Historical Society Members receive a 20% discount.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets for Holidays on the Hill in advance online.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.