9 Historic Sites in Minnesota Worthy Of A Roadtrip

9 Historic Sites in Minnesota Worthy Of A Roadtrip

Minnesota is home to so many historical sites you wouldn’t believe it. From 19th century architecture to learning about immigrants, slavery, and war, there will be something for you. Take a step back to the olden times and explore what it used to be like to live in the world.

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1. Mill City Museum                                                                                    

The Mill City Museum is a site you will definitely want to visit. It is an architectural beauty that was built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill. Go explore to take a step back in history and learn of the flour mill, the river, and Minneapolis. 

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704 S 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN

(612) 341-7555

millcitymuseum.org

2. Cathedral of St. Paul                                                                               

This astonishing Catholic church is located in the historical city of St. Paul. Placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1974, this is the furthest thing from your typical church back home.

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239 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN 

(651) 228.1766

www.cathedralsaintpaul.org

3.  Split Rock Lighthouse                                                                                

With the construction created by shipwrecks in 1905, this historic landmark is one of the top places to visit in Minnesota. Go explore the 1920’s styled landmark and make sure to take a picture worthy of posting on Instagram before you leave.

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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN

http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/split-rock-lighthouse

4. Historic Forestville                                                                                      

Explore this 19th century building with merchandise, a garden, and farm. Step back into the future by stepping into the buildings of Historic Forestville.

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21899 County Road 118 Preston, MN 

(507) 765-2785

http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/historic-forestville

5. Hull Rust Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine                                             

Hull Roast is one of the world’s largest open pit iron mines. Whether this is something you have on your bucket list or not, you won’t regret seeing this view.

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401 Penobscot Road Hibbing, MN 55746

(218) 262-4166

6. James J. Hill House                                                                                     

Located in St. Paul, MN, James J. Hill House is a historic site built in 1891. Take a tour and take in the quaint Romanesque architecture and furnishings.

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240 Summit Ave St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 297-2555

http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh/

7. Historic Fort Snelling                                                                                  

Do you want to learn about history from the Civil war- World War 2? Historic Fort Snelling is the place for you. Explore the past of slavery, American Indians, and more.

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200 Tower Ave St. Paul, MN 55111

(612) 726-1171

historicfortsnelling.org

8. F. Scott Fitzgerald House                                                                          

Here is another historic site located in the wonderful St. Paul. Take a guided tour through the area Fitzgerald spent most his youth. Learn about his life, hobbies, writings, and more.

599 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

(651) 224-7811 

http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/james-j-hill-house/f-scott-fitzgerald-walking-tours

9. Lake Superior Railroad Museum                                                           

Step into the shoes of immigrants, soldiers, and locals by visiting the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Learn and experience history through this preserved museum, frozen in time.

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506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN

(218) 727-8025 

http://www.lsrm.org/Home/index.html