Mill City Museum

Raw power, dramatic views, hands-on fun

A fiery past and dynamic present

Soon after Minneapolis was born on the Mississippi's west bank, the city's flour milling industry skyrocketed. Powered by the mighty river and fed by boxcars of grain rolling in from the plains, the industry gave Minneapolis bragging rights as the “Flour Milling Capital of the World.” Explore where old mingles with new at Mill City Museum, built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill.

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Museum hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Accessibility

All hours

Admission

Adults: $12
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students: $10
Children ages 5-17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free

MNHS members: Free
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)
History-Connects: (Reduced Admission)
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Getting here

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401
mcm@mnhs.org
612-341-7555

Mill City Museum does not have its own parking lot or ramp but there are many nearby options that are owned by the City of Minneapolis.

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What to see and do

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    Take a trip through time and see scenes of the old mill in action.
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    Get hands-on to see the power of water and the tasty uses of flour.
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    Step into the old engine house-turned-theater for a whirlwind tour by humorist Kevin Kling.
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    Bring your camera and head to the top for some of the best views in the city.
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    Come for live music or events, or just to hang out in this unique and scenic space.
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    The museum store has something for history buffs, cooking connoisseurs, and everyone in between.
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    Ukraine: War and Resistance.
    View an exhibit of 41 haunting images of the war in Ukraine photographed by seven Fulbright Scholars.
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    Hungry? Grab a bite at Bushel & Peck.

Special exhibit

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Going Out, Coming In Exhibit.
Going Out, Coming In

June 1 - October 8, 2023

Featuring LGBTQIA+ community spaces in Downtown Minneapolis, this photo exhibit details queer resistance, love, and identity formation amid the evolution of the neighborhood through the 20th century.