Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Tue 10 am-5 pm
Wed 10 am-5 pm
Thur 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Mon Closed
Mill City Museum will be CLOSED Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Also open Mondays in July and August, 10 am-5 pm


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4
  • Free for MNHS members
  • Veterans and active military receive free admission with ID on Veterans Day
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.




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2018 Jan 17


Mill & Machines


The Washburn A Mill was the largest flour mill in the world when it opened and the center of a vast industrial milling complex.  Students learn about the workers and machines that transformed Minneapolis into a milling powerhouse.

Choose the age appropriate lesson. Mills & Machines lessons are 40-50 minutes long.

Choose one lesson:

Minneapolis Power! 2nd-5th grade
St. Anthony Falls provided much of the power for early Minneapolis - first through mechanical power that drove the mills, then via hydroelectricity that powered businesses, streetcars and homes.  In this classroom lesson, students work with models to explore how each type of energy is made and how the power of the falls led to the growth of the city.  Development of this program made possible by Xcel Energy.  

Engineer It! Working With Simple Machines, 4th-6th grade
History and engineering combine to teach students how simple machines helped the Washburn A Mill operate.  Students design and build a solution to a mill problem using K'nex.  Development of this program made possible by The Morrison Family Fund for Mill City Museum.

'Round The Mills, 4th - 12th grade
On this guided tour of the Washburn A Mill, students bring the flour mill back to life, by exploring the jobs and experiences of the mill workers.