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Amazing (and Cheap) Walking Tours of St. Paul

by Rebecca Price on

Are you coming to St. Paul? Do you love walking tours? We’ve got you covered. There are three Walking Tours available at the 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting. The best part, each one is only $15!

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Landmark Center

Walking Tour: St. Paul’s Lowertown
Thursday, September 18
7 am–8:30 am
Cost: $15
Strap on your walking shoes and explore the site of the first port on the Upper Mississippi and hub for St. Paul rail­road. Many of the buildings, including Union Depot designed for the railroads by prominent architects such as Cass Gilbert, have been repurposed for artist studios, restaurants and even transportation venues.

Walking Tour: Historic Downtown St. Paul
Thursday, September 18
12–1:30 pm
Cost: $15
Former AASLH board member David Grabitske will take people outside the doors of the hotel to explore the neigh­borhood, showing off nice examples of historic preservation as well as evidence of previous urban planning gone awry. Tour will include a stop a Minnesota Saloon, winner of the Twin Cities Best Burger in 2013. Note: The tour does not include the cost of food or beverages.

Walking Tour: St. Paul’s Landmarks and Parks
Friday, September 19
7–8:30 am
Cost: $15
Proceed along St. Paul’s Kellogg’s Blvd which offers and expansive view of the Mississippi River to Rice Park, estab­lished in 1849. Visit the park’s lovely fountain and walk by other neighborhood treasures including the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul Public Library, James J. Hill Reference Library, and the Landmark Center (formerly the Federal Courthouse) where John Dillinger, Creppy Karpis, and Ma Barker and her boys were tried.

Tour fees in addition to Annual Meeting registration fees.

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