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Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401
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Hours

July-August
Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
 
September-June
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
 
Open Labor Day, September 1st
10 am-5 pm
 

Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
     

Contact

(612)-341-7582

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Tours

Gold Medal Walking Tours

    
    Where Minneapolis took great strides, you can take a hike!
 
    Learn the stories of our city’s past on a walking tour with the
    Minneapolis history experts from Mill City Museum.
 
    All tours depart from the Mill City Museum lobby unless otherwise 
    noted.
 
    Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555.  
    
 
-If someone in your party uses a cane, wheelchair, walker, or has otherwise limited mobility, please call at least two weeks in advance of your tour so we can do our best to accommodate their needs.
-Tours are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
-The tours include moderately-pace walking on uneven surfaces (see specific tour for distances).
 

UPCOMING TOURS

Washburn A Mill Tour

   August 17th, September 6th & 21st, 2014
   1:00 pm, approx. 1/2 mile
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students,
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
Explore the nooks and crannies of the Washburn A Mill, led by a Mill City Museum guide. The tour highlights the lives of men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years, how it changed over time, and how the mill ruin was converted to a museum and office building.
 
 

Railroad History Tour

   August 24th, September 7th, 2014 
   1:00 pm, approx.  1.5 miles 
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students,
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
 
Join a guide from Mill City Museum for a visit to railroad landmarks such as the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot and the Minneapolis Eastern Railway Engine House & Trestle. Discover the impact of railroads on Minneapolis, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscape and learn about the new era of light rail and commuter rail.
 
 

Engineering the Falls: History Player William de la Barre Tour

   August 31st, September 20th, 2014 
   1:00 pm, approx. 1 mile 
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students, 
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
 
Take a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls, led by a costumed museum interpreter portraying William de la Barre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis’ flour milling and waterpower. Visit the Minneapolis Riverfront, the west side milling district, and the Stone Arch Bridge, learning the many changes to the falls over time. 
 
 

Minneapolis Riverfront Tour

   September 14th and 28th, 2014  
   1:00 pm, approx. 1 mile 
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students,
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the flour milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational and residential neighborhood. A guide from Mill City Museum will lead visitors onto the Stone Arch Bridge for a spectacular view of the falls, the historic buildings surrounding them and downtown Minneapolis.
 
 

Historic Main Street Tour

   September 13th, 2014 
   1:00 pm, approx. 1 mile 
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students,
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
 
Stroll through Minneapolis’ oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, who will highlight the past and future of historic Main Street. See landmarks like the 1855 Upton Block, the 1858 Martin & Morrison Building, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Pillsbury A Mill and the Falls of St. Anthony.
Note: Tour begins and ends at Pracna Restaurant, 117 Main Street S.E. . 
 
 

Family Riverfront Quest Tour

   August 16th, 2014   
   1:00 pm, approx. 1 mile
 
   Children (age 6-17): $10, MHS members are $7
   Adults: $11, free for MHS members
   Seniors & College Students: $9, free for MHS members
   
   Adults and seniors must be accompanying a child.
   Recommended for ages 6-11.  
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
This fun, family-friendly treasure hunt begins with a a short journal-making project followed by a ramble outside along the riverfront. Families solve rhyming riddles, find hidden boxes and discover the stories of Minneapolis’ history along the way. Ideal for ages 6-11 but everyone will enjoy! Price includes materials, museum admission, and tour cost. Adults and seniors must be accompanying a child. A Quest is a community treasure hunt that guides people through, and teaches them to see, a unique part of their community.
 
 

Disasters of the Riverfront Tour

   August 23rd, 2014 
   1:00 pm, approx. 1.5 miles 
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students, 
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
   Hear the stories of fires, floods, explosions, collapses, and other natural and human-        created calamities on the riverfront, explore the consequences for the people involved,    and highlight what these tales reveal about Minneapolis history. Among the stories         highlighted will be the Eastman Tunnel Collapse (1869), the Great Conflagration of 1893, bridge collapses in 1859 and 2007, numerous fires, and massive landscape change. 
 
 

Women's Work: History Player Eva Valesh Walking Tour

   August 30th, 2014  
   1:00 pm, approx. 1.5 miles
 
   $14 adults, $12 senior citizens & college students,
   $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.
   Includes museum admission.   Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555
 
 
 
A costumed actor portraying labor writer Eva Valesh will lead a walking tour, highlighting the factories whose working conditions she exposed in a series of articles in 1888 and 1889. This tour also will examine the jobs available to women in the late 19th and early 20th century, and some key events in women’s labor history in Minneapolis..