24 Jun Visit the James J Hill House
Visit the James J Hill House
Let me tell you about it.
The James J Hill House is a historic mansion located in Saint Paul. The home was built by tycoon and builder of the Great Northern Railway James J. Hill in 1891. The 36,000 square foot home is a National Historic Landmark and is available for touring!
It is made of rugged stone on a massive scale and has amazing details and ingenious mechanical systems. It features 13 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces 16 chandeliers, a reception hall almost 100 feet long, sophisticated technical systems, a two-story, skylit art gallery and for quite a while was the largest private residence in the state of Minnesota.
The interior of the home features an art gallery which displays Hill’s amazing private art collection, Also, has some of the family’s furnishings, a pipe organ and very intricate, hand-carved woodworking.
There is a small gift shop is on site that sells books and items relating to the railroads, the Hill family, and the historic site itself.
It is located at 240 Summit Ave. in Saint Paul and their number is 651-297-2555. For more information visit Hillhouse.
They are open Thursday to Sunday for tours. The tours are 60 minutes and run on the hour.
Hope you found this blog on The James J Hill House helpful.
Next week we will talk about another aspect of what is great in Minnesota.
Honestly if you cannot find something fun to do in the State of Minnesota all year long…then you are not looking!
We have so many fun things to do in Minnesota! If you need some ideas for fun things to do, just give me a call or email me.
The Anderson Team