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Train Days at James J. Hill House

May 14

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One event on May 14, 2023 at 12:00 am

$5 – $50

All Aboard for all-ages fun at the James J. Hill House!   

On Train Day, come check out the impressive mansion railroad tycoon James J. Hill built, a brand new train photography exhibit, “Call of Trains,” in the art gallery, and enjoy a variety of fun activities we have lined up throughout the day:

Drawing and Poetry Workshop by Pat Bauer and David Geister (author and illustrator of Making Minnesota) at 10:30 am* (offered only on Saturday, May 13)

Bluegrass music concert with train-related numbers by Brotherhood of Birds at 11 am and 1 pm (45 minutes sessions)

Learn the Train Whistle Code

Train-themed Selfie Station

A special lecture by Alex Weston, Hill House Program Associate, on hobo culture, “Hoboes, Tramps, Vagabonds, and Bindlestiffs: The Real Making of the American West” at 2 pm* (Offered both on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14) 

Kids Train Tables

. . . and so much more!

Saturday tickets: https://cart.mnhs.org/67413/85915
Sunday tickets: https://cart.mnhs.org/67413/85916

The House will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. No guided tours will be available during Train Days; however the home will be available for self guided visitation. 

*Sensory Friendly Day is hosted on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9 – 10 am before the Train Day opens to the general public at 10 am. Follow this link to learn more: https://www.mnhs.org/events#:~:text=Sensory%20Friendly%20Days%20are%20events,of%20activities%2C%20allergy%20signs).


May 14
$5 – $50
Event Category:


Minnesota Historical Society


James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave
Saint Paul,55102United States
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