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Tuesday, October 13 • 9:00am - 1:30pm
Tour: Tuesday - Historic St. Paul

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(Additional Fee) Your day begins in St. Paul, Minnesota’s charming historic capital city. Magnificent Art Deco and Victorian reminders of the past nestle next to sleek skyscrapers, giving this Capital City an Old World charm. As you drive along Summit Avenue, one of the longest; some homes to note are the James J. Hill House, the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Governor’s Mansion. You will visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. Paul. Modeled after St. Peter’s in Rome, it is one of the largest church buildings in North America, able to seat 4,000 people. Among its many points of interest are the 175-foot-high copper dome; the baldachin (canopy) over the altar with its six black-and-gold Portora marble columns; the bronze grille at the rear of the sanctuary; and the six chapels called the Shrine of Nations, in which stand statues of the patron saints of the nations whose people settled St. Paul, carved out of marble imported from those countries.

Next, you will stop at the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. When completed in 1891, the James J. Hill House was the largest and most expensive home in Minnesota.

Last stop is at the Minnesota History Center, home to the Minnesota Historical Society established in 1849. The Center showcases and preserves the state’s historical resources. Museum exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops provide diverse and changing education and cultural offerings that tell the story of Minnesota’s people from earliest times to present.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm