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 Monday 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 Thursdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12 pm. No reservations are necessary. 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.
- 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 free brewery tours 6 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm, Fridays at 3:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Reservations are required and can be made up to 4 weeks in advance. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Summit Brewing requests that tour participants bring a canned or boxed food donation for Second Harvest Heartland in lieu of any admission fee.