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Whether strolling through downtown or off the beaten path, youÂ’ll find that our history resonates through every inch of our city. It is the mortar that built Minneapolis into what it is today, and it comes to life when you visit our historical landmarks.

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Alexander Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House

Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by…

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Established in the early 1820s, Fort Snelling was built to protect the fur trade. Today, the reconstructed fort is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can learn not only about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, but also…

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James J. Hill House

James J. Hill House

Rugged Stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the gilded Age Mansion, the…

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Landmark Center

Landmark Center

Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center also houses Anita's Cafe, Landmarket Gift Shop, five gallery spaces, and a number of St. Paul's premier arts…

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Just across the street from the Walker Art Center is the first major urban sculpture park in the United States - the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities icon, the found-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. During the…

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Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society has been sharing the stories of Minnesotans for over 165 years! Join us for programs and events at 26 historic sites and museums statewide. Visit our website to learn more.

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Minnesota State Capitol

Minnesota State Capitol

Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the…

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North West Company Fur Post

North West Company Fur Post

Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a…

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Northeast Business Association

Northeast Business Association

Located on the east bank of the Minneapolis Riverfront District, the Northeast Business Association offers Old St. Anthony (the birthplace of Minneapolis) and 50-plus restaurants and retail shops.

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