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Walking St Paul Summit Ave Private Tour

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Experience hosted by Douglas

2 hours
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

For 2 hours, your group of up to 8 people will take a private, guided stroll along charming and historic Summit Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, past stately homes built during the Victorian era that are nearly perfectly preserved today. You'll hear stories about the barons and tycoons who built these homes and how their houses have survived 120 or more years of change. You'll also wind through a former back alley now transformed into a charming city street that features modern residences in historic structures.

Residential architecture buffs will spot nearly every type of home style popular during the Victorian era - Queen Anne, Italianate, Georgian Revival, Neo-classical, Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Tudor and more.

Love grand, old homes that are pristinely preserved as active residences for today? Enjoy meandering outdoor sidewalks among mature trees, parks, fine landscapes and beautiful buildings? This tour is for you.

"5 out of 5 stars! Personable...knowledgeable..." Thalia S., Georgia USA

"Douglas asked questions to help center our interest in things we wanted to see or learn about. Recommended!" Jon H., Minnesota USA

"Amazing experience! Douglas' passion means return soon!" Ana M., Brazil

"He's a walking Wikipedia. He's even a great photographer and we got some great group shots." David S., Florida USA
Other things to note
PRICE: The total price shown is for groups of up to 8 people. Price is not based on number of guests.

NOTE: Walking tour does not include home interiors or restroom breaks.

OPTION: Add a 75-minute guided tour of the historic James J. Hill house before or after our outdoor walking tour. Inquire.
For 2 hours, your group of up to 8 people will take a private, guided stroll along charming and historic Summit Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, past stately homes built during the Victorian era that are nearly perfectly preserved today. You'll hear stories about the barons and tycoons who built these homes and how their houses have survived 120 or more years of change. You'll also wind through a former back alley now transformed into a charming city…

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From $150
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$150 per person
$150 per person
Sat, Nov 28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$150 per person
$150 per person
Sat, Nov 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$150 per person
$150 per person

Meet your host, Douglas

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I'm a lively communicator and born story-teller who has years of experience showing both travelers and locals behind-the-scenes of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. I'm lucky today to focus on sharing what I love - guiding private cultural, historical and entertaining experiences throughout the Twin Cities with all types of guests.

I've lead hundreds of private tours in the region and my deep expertise will highlight some of its best known attractions as well as best-kept secrets. My specialty is showing and describing features that you'll experience no where else. And my professional goal is to create a snapshot for you of what it is like to live today in the Twin Cities. Plan on an informative, entertaining and fun adventure. I hope you'll join me!
I'm a lively communicator and born story-teller who has years of experience showing both travelers and locals behind-the-scenes of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. I'm lucky today to focus on sharing what I love - guiding private cultural, historical and entertaining experiences throughout the Twin Cities with all types of guests.

I've lead hundreds of private tours in the region and my deep expertise will highlight some of its best known attractions as well as best-kept secrets. M…
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Where you'll be

Your group of up to 8 people will meet at the historic James J. Hill House in St. Paul. From there, we'll:

- Walk along the boulevard while seeing magnificent homes and hearing about their checkered histories and colorful owners

- Discover former homes of notable celebrities, including famous authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Garrison Keillor

- Meander a former, lowly alleyway with "behind-the-scenes" views of homes both old and modern

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Nov 28
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $150 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Bottled water or soft drink, if desired