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James J Hill House

240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2194
+1 651-297-2555
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Minnesota History/Impressive House

The James J Hill House is quite impressive. Hill was a self-made man who made many millions in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda S
Harrisburg, United States
A massive display of history and architecture!

Amazing home on an amazing street! So worth the time to tour! Great history of the Hill family... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shafer, Minnesota
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Rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age mansion, the setting of the public and private lives of the Hill family. The James J. Hill House is a National Historic Landmark.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2194
+1 651-297-2555

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Reviewed yesterday

The James J Hill House is quite impressive. Hill was a self-made man who made many millions in building railroads and shipping. He built this huge house on Summit Avenue that overlooks downtown Saint Paul that has, if I remember correctly, 26 rooms. It has...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing home on an amazing street! So worth the time to tour! Great history of the Hill family plus quite a bit of St Paul and of course some railroad history thrown in for good measure. Had toured about 11 years ago and I loved...More

Thank kabmomma
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the tour sites that we visited many times as children. We'd have Gramma with and all my siblings (there are 7 of them).

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy parking and easy to find. Glad we went on a cool day, seems the house would be hot on a warmer day. Very interesting.

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The James J. Hill House was built in the 1890s by a local railroad magnate - a person of humble beginnings who grew to become a powerhouse of Minnesota history. We first visited the mansion years ago with our children. It was fun to again...More

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The James J. Hill House is massive and incredibly interesting. If you love history and/ or architecture, you will love this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. He found ways to involve the kids and make the tour interactive!

Thank Jocy1123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent docent guide our group throught the mansion. It was an enjoyable informative tour.

Thank traveler2256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and two friends toured the home - we had toured it about 10 years ago, so it was fun to revisit it. The home is magnificent and the tour guides fun and informative. Well worth the trip.

Thank donih
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see more of this home than some European stately manors. Original pipe organ. Plus Summit Ave is architecture lovers dream.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just an average manse. Nothing amazing bout it. There is a business library named after him.

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Jeff P
19 September 2016|
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Response from Kpaul1205 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The Holiday Inn Downtown St. Paul is close by the JJ Hill House. It is about a 12 minute walk or less than 5 minute car ride. I haven't been to the Holiday Inn in several years but I'm assuming it is still nice... More
cathy s
20 June 2015|
Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
$9 Adults, $7 Seniors or college students, $6 ages 6-17, free for five and under.
cathy s
20 June 2015|
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Response from dee b | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Andy....I've been in many of a historical home...this one is real good...Enjoy!