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James J. Hill House, Saint Paul

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The James J. Hill House in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, was built by railroad magnate James J. Hill. The house, completed in 1891, is near the eastern end of Summit Avenue near the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The house, for its time, was very large and was the "showcase of St. Paul" until James J. Hill's death in 1916. It is listed as a U.S. National Historic Landmark, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is also a contributing property to the Historic Hill District.
The home has 36,000 square feet (3,344 square meters) of living area and 44,552 square feet of total space.
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  • The tour guide was amazing, she knew so much history and was a great story teller. No boring stuffy history here. Walk the back halls to where the staff worked hard every day too. Loved seeing it.....  more
    The tour guide was amazing, she knew so much history and was a great story teller. No boring stuffy history here. Walk the back halls to where the staff worked hard every day too. Loved seeing it.....  more »
  • We enjoyed this house tour. Appropos since he was called the "Empire Builder" and that's the train we came into town on...aptly named after him. Interesting history and beautiful house. 
    We enjoyed this house tour. Appropos since he was called the "Empire Builder" and that's the train we came into town on...aptly named after him. Interesting history and beautiful house.  more »
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  • A beautiful way to spend an afternoon. Educational and entertaining, the your provides a wealth of information about railway baron, James J Hill, his many business ventures, his family and of course, the house itself. Step back in time, wander the halls and enjoy one of the loveliest Victorian neighborhoods in the Midwest.
  • I really enjoyed my visit. A very large and beautiful mansion. I would not skip this sight. It is worth your time as is a walk through the neighborhood. Wow! Sadly, the house is empty.

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