Historic Main Street Walking Tour
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Discover the stories of Minneapolis’s oldest neighborhood and gain insight into the rich diversity of the 1850s town of St. Anthony. Learn about the immense changes along Main Street throughout the years, and landmarks like the 1855 Upton Block, 1858 Martin & Morrison Building, and the Pillsbury A Mill.
The town of St. Anthony was established on the east side of the Mississippi in 1848, a few years before its neighbor Minneapolis started on the west side of the river. In its early years, the city was a crossroads for many diverse peoples, including Yankees, immigrants, Métis, a free Black community, southern tourists, and Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
This tour begins and ends at the gray door on Third Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the A-Mill Artist Lofts main entrance at 315 Main Street SE). The tour includes about 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead for questions about accessibility.
The tour will take place rain or shine.
This program is part of "What makes Minneapolis, Minneapolis?" a new outdoor series that examines the historical and contemporary identity of the city.
This program is supported in part by the Bill and Kay McReavy and Family Fund.
2021-09-26 10:30:00 2021-09-26 10:30:00 America/Chicago Historic Main Street Walking Tour A-Mill Artist Lofts