Take a historic tour by foot or by mouse
Summer walking tours of historic sites in Minneapolis kickoff May 28 th and are offered through Sept. 15 th. The one- and two-hour tours are led by expert guides through some of the most architecturally and historically significant places in the city. Tours will explore areas that range from elegant Victorian neighborhoods and handsome residential districts, to the theaters of Hennepin Avenue and the remnants of the city’s once extensive streetcar system. Tours are free, except for a $5 charge for the Como Harriet Streetcar Line tour, which includes a ride on a streetcar. More information on summer walking tours
In addition to walking tours, the City offers online tours of historic sites and landmarks at /hpc/landmarks/hpc_landmarks_index , so if you can’t attend the walking tours, you can create your own! The website includes profiles of locally designated landmarks and historic districts. Profiles for each landmark and district include historic and recent photographs, key facts such as architects, styles, and the year of construction, as well as a brief paragraph describing each landmark’s unique contribution to Minneapolis’ history.
For information about walking tour tickets and schedules, call (612) 673-2996 or visit Minneapolis Walking Tours.
Published May. 23, 2007