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Monday, October 12 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tour: Monday - Stillwater Tour

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(Additional Fee) Located on the St. Croix River, Stillwater lays claim as Minnesota’s oldest town and the birthplace of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Stillwater is steeped in history, architectural gems, and beautiful natural surroundings. The residents are close enough to the Twin Cities to be practical, yet far enough away to feel like country living. For more than 50 years, lumbermen dominated the St. Croix River with lumber camps, mills, log rafts, and steamboats, making Stillwater the Queen City of the river. The hills of Stillwater provided escape from the industrial and commercial riverfront; this is where the lumbermen, bankers, riverboat men, and mill workers built homes for their families. The diversity of the population created diversity in home architecture: Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Second Empire, Stick Style, Shingle Style, Neoclassicism, Bungalow, Italianate, Craftsman & Prairie.

Your tour guide will provide a riding tour of this enchanting old river town and take you behind the scenes of Stillwater’s history. Anecdotes and incidents from bygone years will illuminate the lives of immigrants and entrepreneurs as we view mansions built by wealthy lumber barons, beautiful old churches on the “Street of Spires”, landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places and the beautiful St. Croix River.

You will enjoy a delicious group lunch at the famed Lowell Inn. Since 1927 this famous “Mount Vernon of the Midwest” has been a hotel known to serve the very finest food. For years, the old three-story frame hotel was frequented by important personalities in the business, political, and social life of Stillwater and Minnesota.

There will be time after lunch to enjoy the variety and quality shopping on Stillwater’s historic streets. Boutiques, specialty shops, antiques and art galleries offer abundance for the discriminating shopper. On your strolling shopping experience, discover original works of art, jewelry, pottery, eclectic gifts/crafts, books, gourmet utensils, clothing, home furnishings and wine.

Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm