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Walking St. Paul Summit Ave. Victorian Homes Private Tour (2 hrs) provided by Douglas Kline

Walking St. Paul Summit Ave. Victorian Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)

Walking St. Paul Summit Ave. Victorian Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 247788P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
Exclusions
  • Home interiors are not part of this tour.
  • Restrooms are not available during this tour.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - James J. Hill House
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA Meet on the sidewalk in front of the historic James J. Hill House museum, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
Additional information
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
Exclusions
  • Home interiors are not part of this tour.
  • Restrooms are not available during this tour.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - James J. Hill House
Departure details
  • James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA Meet on the sidewalk in front of the historic James J. Hill House museum, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    James J. Hill House
    240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Meet on the sidewalk in front of the historic James J. Hill House museum, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
    See address & details
  • 1
    James J. Hill House
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Summit Avenue
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Summit Overlook Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The University Club of Saint Paul
    Nathan Hale Park
  • 4
    Cochran Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Maiden Lane
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Cathedral of Saint Paul
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Wilailuck & Daniel Rodriguez
Miami, FL19 contributions
Sep 2020
This is an excellent tour to learn about historic architecture and local history. Doug was very kind, knowledgeable, and informative. We learned a lot about the historic homes along Summit Avenue and the surrounding area, as well as how the city of St. Paul was established. We highly recommend his service to anyone interested in a truly educational experience as it relates to the Twin Cities.
Written 28 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
Wilailuck, thanks for being such engaged guests during our Summit Ave. walking tour. Your interest in EVERYTHING really inspired me. And I’m impressed with your planning using the Twin Cities’ great train and bus transit system. I'm sure your entire visit in Minnesota will be memorable.
Written 30 September 2020
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Lynne B
2 contributions
Doug was a marvelous tour guide who provided our group with very interesting details about the Summit Ave homes & area we toured. He was also excellant at engaging our younger members & keeping them involved. Beautiful fall day & time well spent!
Written 14 October 2020
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Passport55038759129
Thanks for the gracious note, Lynn, and thanks also to you and your family - all ages! - for making our walking adventure fun. I’m looking forward to possible future expeditions with Brian, Dan, Amy, Gabe and his sisters.
Written 15 October 2020
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HauteAnnie
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Doug was very knowledgeable and had done his homework regarding the homes on and history of Summit Ave. We had a delightful late afternoon stroll that was filled with informative stories, architectural insights and interesting tidbits. Very conversational and relaxed but safe and socially distanced. Doug went above and beyond to make our trip to MSP enjoyable with recommendations of other places to visit and great restaurants to try. We would schedule another tour with Doug if we come back to the Twin Cities.
Written 29 September 2020
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Passport55038759129
Thank you, Ann, for letting me know you felt safe and distant during our afternoon walking tour. We all had a good time! Glad to know that some of my recommendations for additional activities and dining went well, too. I’d be delighted to guide you and Paul again when you next visit.
Written 30 September 2020
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Erik
Kalispell, MT5 contributions
Aug 2020
I had family in town so I wanted to take a tour to learn a little more about the city. We picked this tour not only because we wanted to see the amazing mansions, but to learn about the history as well.

Douglas was great. He knew a lot about the history of many of the houses and when they were built and the backgrounds of the families that lived there. We had a lot of questions and he was always happy to answer everything we asked. It was really cool to learn about the houses, especially because they have so much history and are very old structures. I learned a ton from the tour, and I definitely could've went longer than 2 hours (there are many more mansions on that street so I would recommend driving down summit ave. after you are done to see the rest.) Thanks Douglas, we really enjoyed the tour.
Written 24 August 2020
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Passport55038759129
Thanks Erik! You and your family were a lot of fun. Plus, everyone’s interest and curiosity combined into some lively stories. We also enjoyed a chance meeting with some of the homeowners – a nice bonus! Let me know when mom’s back in town and we’ll take another walking tour of your new cities. Thanks again.
Written 24 August 2020
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MelissaMSA
Mequon, WI480 contributions
Our guide David led us on a tour of the history of St. Paul, experienced through architecture. He’s knowledgeable, engaging, and thorough. We learned about various styles of architecture, met friendly people along the way, and really got a good feel for the area. Highly recommend!
Written 28 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
Melissa, Douglas your guide here thanking you and your family for being such a fun group of engaging and interested travelers. I had a ball during our private walking tour, and together we experienced some first-ever behind-the-scenes views. Very special! I hope to see you again in Minneapolis and St. Paul for more fun walking tours. Thank you!
Written 29 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Holly F
Sturgeon Bay, WI24 contributions
Feb 2021
Our tour guide, Doug, went above and beyond for our tour. First of all, the fact that he was game to do an outdoor tour in February was so kind. At first I thought we might like to do the Skyway tour since we'd be mostly indoors but still fairly Covid-safe with our masks. Doug suggested that this wouldn't be the best tour as many of the shops and businesses were closed. He suggested the Summit Avenue tour instead and I'm so glad we got to see it. St. Paul is so lovely and you get the bonus of being right near the cathedral as well.
Written 25 February 2021
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Passport55038759129
Thank you, Holly. Our winter adventure was great and I had a ball. I especially enjoyed getting to know your daughters and roommate because their college-aged views added to my own perspectives. Inspiring! I’m looking forward to seeing you again for more tours with the rest of your family. If the weather is above freezing, that’ll be a bonus!
Written 9 March 2021
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Linda Brock L
6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a really fun tour of meandering down Summit Avenue and learning about the architecture and families who lived in these beautiful and gracious homes. Our party of 4 loved this tour. The tour is very informative, informal and easy walking. Douglas is a fabulous guide, what he doesn’t know about St Paul isn’t worth knowing! He was so easy to make arrangements with and went over and beyond to accommodate us. We all highly recommend this tour and if we had more time we would have definitely booked his other tours.
PS - Douglas also knows the best restaurant and bars in town, we love a local with recommendations of where to go!
Written 29 June 2022
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Passport55038759129
I appreciate your comments verry much. Thank you! Our tour together was fun. And I’m happy that my dining suggestions worked well for you – I try to make sure your entire experience in the Twin Cities is memorable. Best wishes!
Written 2 July 2022
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Darcy C
Battle Lake, MN1 contribution
Jul 2021
I was only guest, several homeowners outside and talked with us. He was easy to talk with, and very enjoyable! I would encourage others to do the same!
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
Thank you! Our walking tour was mighty exciting because we were able to learn new info together from several chance encounters. A fun afternoon. Hope to see you again!
Written 28 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Private tour with Doug
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