Saint Paul: Cultural Heritage

Saint Paul, with its ethnic festivals, diverse neighborhoods, cultural traditions and historic sites, wants to share its culture and heritage with the world. Saint Paul is truly a big city with small town charm. Quaint neighborhoods and family destinations are its cornerstones. Museums featuring art, history, and more make it a cultural hot spot.

We've got culture - and heritage - so it just makes sense to invite you to experience our stories.

Alexander Ramsey House

- 265 South Exchange Street // Saint Paul, MN 55102 - Take a trip back in time to the 19th century and visit one of the best-preserved Victorian houses in the country; this was the home of Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial…

Cathedral of Saint Paul

Completed in 1915, The Cathedral of St. Paul was the creation of Archbishop John Ireland, architect Emmanuel Masqueray, and the mostly anonymous artists, craftsmen, masons, stonecutters, laborers, and citizen contributors. It is 306 feet high with a…

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Drive // Saint Paul, MN 55103 For over 100 years, Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has charmed, educated, and entertained millions while fostering an appreciation of the natural world.

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life

2097 Larpenteur Avenue // Falcon Heights, MN 55113 Costumed guides tell the true story of the pioneer Gibbs family and their Dakotah Indian friends. Explore the museum's Sodhouse, farmhouse, one-room schoolhouse, Dakotah bark lodge, tipi and…

Historic Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling (constructed 1819-25), at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, was built to protect our northern borders from the British and to control development in the territories. It served as the mechanism for successive…

Minnesota Transportation Museum

(Jackson Street Roundhouse) - Jackson Street and Pennsylvania Avenue - The roundhouse dates from 1907. It is the second roundhouse in that area. The first was built in 1882, just to the west of the current structure. It is one of the few remaining…

James J. Hill House

240 Summit Avenue // Saint Paul, MN 55102 Take a 75-minute guided tour of the National Historic Register home of railroad baron.

Landmark Center

Landmark Center, once the Federal Courts Building and Post Office and now a vibrant cultural center, offers some of the Twin Cities' most gorgeous architecture, and is open daily to the public with free tours on Thursdays at 11:00 am, and…

Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Boulevard West // Saint Paul, MN 55102 The Minnesota History Center is home to an innovative museum with ever-changing exhibits and a modern library.

Minnesota State Capitol Historic Site

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard // Saint Paul, MN 55155 The restored Senate, House and Court cambers and other public spaces are included on a guided tour of this architectural masterpiece designed by architect Cass Gilbert.

Hamm Building

Park Square Theatre: 20 West 7th Place // Saint Paul, MN 55102 Located in the historic Hamm Building, Park Square Theatre, a dynamic professional company, produces a perfect balance of familiar favorites and fresh new stories in an intimate…

Ramsey County Court House/Saint Paul City Hall

15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 250 // Saint Paul, MN 55102 Ramsey County Court House, and historic Art Deco building built in 1923, features woods, marbles, Art Deco, courtrooms, 38-foot Vision of Peace statue, Memorial Hall, and 23 woods from 18…

Wabasha Street Caves

From downtown Saint Paul, Wabasha Street crosses the Mississippi and marches due south until the bluffs force it to jog left. The bluffs here -- deep sandstone beneath a thin limestone cap -- tell some of St. Paul's geological history. Sand…

Best Western Bandana Square

1010 Bandana Boulevard West // Saint Paul, MN 55108 Built inside an historic train repair shop in 1891, the Best Western Bandana Square has all the 21st century conveniences along with real train tracks and wooden beams that make you feel like you…

The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market Street // St. Paul, MN 55102 The Saint Paul Hotel, members of Historic Hotel of America and rated four diamonds by AAA, is Minnesota's landmark hotel for business and leisure.

Forepaugh's

276 South Exchange Street // Saint Paul, MN 55102 Forepaugh's is the former residence of Saint Paul pioneer Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh, who built this elegant Victorian house in 1870 and was once part of Saint Paul's most exclusive…

The Lowry Building

350 St. Peter Street // St. Paul, MN 55012 Built by Thomas Lowry in 1911 as the Lowry Medical Arts Building, The Lowry is one of the loveliest buildings in downtown, built to fit in with the surrounding buildings like the Saint Paul Hotel. Renovated…