James J. Hill House, Saint Paul

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  • This is a well maintained and beautiful house to help you step back in time and see how the well to do and servants lived. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable.  more »
  • Wonderful furniture architecture paintings and full of history. This main created the northern railway so very famous . And excellent exhibit  more »
  • Trip back to the beginning of 20th century. This museum is amazing. The story of James Hill is a “typical “ American Dream story about the guy who had built his wealth from nothing becoming one of the...  more »
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  • Peggy was an amazing tour guide- knowledgeable and friendly! The house was fantastic, too, and we liked learning about Mary Hill, especially. We appreciated that it was a home actually lived in for many years by a large family, and not just a show house for James J. Hill (though that too). The laundry's drying system was one of our favourite parts!
  • Giving a 5 star to the house itself, the tour guide wasn't very friendly. She definitely knew her stuff but it felt like she was a babysitter in a rush, vs someone who wanted to educate us. A member of my group (there was 5 of us), got 5 feet from the group and was told not to "wander" (she was taking a picture) and we were repeatedly reminded "not to touch", mind you, everyone is an adult. The house is AMAZING! Definitely worth taking a tour!
  • Absolutely loved checking out the James J. Hill House, had went for a field trip in elementary school and have always wanted to go back as an adult to see it again. It is so breathtakingly beautiful inside and out and to hear the history of him and his life and one of St. Paul’s most successful entrepreneurs was so intriguing! There was never a point during the tour that felt boring or dull because even when the guide wasn’t talking, the House spoke for itself! Definitely worth the $10.00 (adult) I am lookin forward to going back in the summer for the Nooks and Cranies tour!
  • Amazing experience. Loved the staff that worked there. I had a great tour guide. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning a little something about the Hill family.
  • Nice big, historic house but only have hourly guided tours, only could see 3 rooms of the house since crunched for time without the guided tour. Wish we could have seen more of the house without the tour, but very limited on access. Apparently, on Saturdays during Chrismas time and possibly other times in the future will offer self guided tours of the whole house.

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