Walk in the footsteps of the past as you hear the stories and experience the sights and sounds of the oldest and most scenic parts of the city.
Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future. Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational, and residential neighborhood. Stop along the Stone Arch Bridge for spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront, and learn about the many people who have worked and lived in the area over the years.
Discover stories of Minneapolis’s oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, who will highlight the rich diversity of the 1850s town of St. Anthony, 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.
Note: Tours begin at the gray door on 3rd Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the main entrance at 315 Main Street SE).
Experience Minneapolis history through the stories of working people in one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. Learn about the Gateway District’s history as a haven (and epicenter of vice) for off-season railroad workers and lumberjacks, uncover the dangers of the sawmilling industry at Boom Island Park, hear about undercover reporting by activist Eva Valesh, and pedal through the Mill District in the former flour milling capital of the world.