Fitzgerald Summit Avenue Walking Tour

James J. Hill House

Follow in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s footsteps and take a walking tour of the historic Summit Avenue neighborhood, led by a guide from the James J. Hill House, National Historic Landmark home of the railroad tycoon. Tours begin at the Hill House and proceed west along Summit Avenue, named one of America’s “Great Streets.” The group returns via side streets and alleyways to conclude outside the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The tours focus on the architecture, original owners, social history and current preservation issues facing this nationally recognized historic district. The tour covers 1.5 miles and uses public sidewalks and parks. All areas are handicapped accessible, but some side streets are cobblestone and have stone curbs.

Tour is enhanced by a historic tour of the St Paul University club (UClub) and its very own Fitzgerald’s bar where you can enjoy a cocktail and beautiful views of downtown Saint Paul (cash bar) before returning to the hotel.

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