Join us for our Cabinets of Curiosity Historic Tour at the James J. Hill Center listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in historic downtown Saint Paul, across from Rice Park. Take a journey back in time to 1921 and get an inside look at Mr. Hill’s most significant gift to the city of Saint Paul hailed by modern critics as “a high point in Beaux Arts architecture in Minnesota!” Learn the stories, mysteries and intrigue behind the stone walls of the historic reference library and explore secret spots, glass catwalks and high up spaces.
This tour travels up stairs and into narrow corridors of the historic building, but it is fully accessible and may be adjusted for your comfort.
Public Tours are available for purchase the 3rd Thursday of each month (10:30AM – 11:30AM) and select weekend dates (listed below). Please register online by visiting our calendar and select the date you wish to attend.
Special Weekend dates include:
Saturday, January 27th – Winter Carnival Open House (11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM)
Sunday, January 28th (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Sunday, February 25th (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Sunday, April 29th (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
$8 for adults
$6 for children 5-17; free for under 5 years
$6 for seniors, military and students (with ID)
JJHC Members are free (email firstname.lastname@example.org)