James J. Hill Center Statement Regarding Current Closure

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The James J. Hill Center is currently evaluating all options related to the future of the institution and its historic building in downtown St. Paul. The organization has served the community since opening in 1921 with a gift from the estate of James J. Hill, an early industrialist and community leader in Minnesota. Click here for full statement. 

The Hill’s extensive list of programs included training for business professionals, curious youths as well as concertsperformances and historic tours for the full family.

With key programming for entrepreneurs and small business the Hill offered the “Original Thinker” programs such as Meet the ExpertTaking the Lead and Co.Starters. In addition they offered access to premiere research through their curated list of free databases. A little something for every level of business exploration but with a focused interest on those that want to ideate, discover, build and launch.


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.