St. Paul is home to wonderful free tours.
- The Minnesota State Capitol offers guided tours on the hour Mondays – Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm and Sundays, 1-3 pm. The tours provide an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government. Visitors can also choose to explore the Capitol on their own taking a walking or cell phone self-guided tour.
- The Cathedral of St. Paul is another historical landmark recognized as one of the most prominent buildings in the city. Free guided tours are available to the public Tuesday through Friday at 1:00 pm. Self-guided tour booklets are available for $2 in the brochure racks.
- The Landmark Center offers public and private tours that range from a broad presentation of the building’s history to the costume guide enhanced tour about the criminal justice system during the gangster era. Free public tours are offered on Sundays at 12:30 pm. No reservations are necessary. (Temp Suspended) Gangster tours are $6/person and require advance registration through the tour office at 651-292-3237. Gangster tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12. (temp suspended)
- The newly renovated Union Depot offers free public tours every other Tuesday at 11:00 am and every other Thursday at 1:oo pm. The walking tours last 60 minutes.
- Looking for something different, Summit Brewing Company offers $10 brewery tours with free samples Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required and can be made up to 4 weeks in advance. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
- Wabasha Street Caves has quite a few tours that are low cost like the Gangster and Troll Tours, check out their packages if you would like to do more than one tour.