Minneapolis Tours

Discover the history that makes the Twin Cities unique with a walking tour from MNHS.

Minneapolis Tours

All tours are rain or shine.

Washburn A Mill Tour

Departs Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
$18/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission

Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum. A guide will take visitors into the building's many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years, and the many changes to the building over time.

This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its nonpublic spaces.

The tour includes no more than 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour

Departs Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
$14/MNHS members save 20%

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. See the Stone Arch Bridge and spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront, and learn about the industry that shaped the city. 

Tours are 90 minutes and includes about one mile of moderately-paced walking on uneven surfaces.

Our tour will take place rain or shine. 

The tour route is wheelchair accessible; public benches and other seating are limited on the route. Please call ahead for any questions about accessibility.

Historic Main Street Walking Tour

Departs A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis
$14/MNHS members save 20%

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. 

Tours begin at the A-Mill Artist Lofts gray door on 3rd Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the main entrance at 315 Main Street SE).