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Private Group Walking Tours

Classes for Adults / Trips & Travelogues -
Fall 2020 - Adult

Want to experience a Community Education walking tour with a group of personal friends and family?   We're offering Private Tours for groups of up to 9 people.  All offerings involve extensive walking, standing, in some cases stairs, and last approximately two hours long.  Participants will want to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring water.  Participants will also need to wear face masks during the tour to protect our guides as there may be times during the tour when maintaining a six-feet social distance isn't possible.

View the Walking Tour choices below and submit an online inquiry to be contacted by a member of our staff to schedule.  

Private Walking Tours cost $130 and allow up to 9 participants total.

Private Tour Options:

Saints and Sinners: The Prohibition Era in St Paul

Imagine a time when the Saintly city wasn’t always so saintly. Stroll through downtown and discuss the local impact of Prohibition, when Saint Paul was a hot spot for bootleggers and familiar landmarks took on a new life. Learn about Saint Paul’s beer history, today’s boom in craft beer and more. Meet at the Science Museum of Minnesota Plaza at 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102.  Guide: K. Johnson

Possible Dates and Times: Sunday, September 20th at 1pm;  Sunday, September 27th at 1pm; and Sunday, October 4th at 1pm.

The Mighty Mississippi Walking Tour

Walk along the downtown riverfront as you learn how the Mississippi helped shape Saint Paul, past and present. Hear about this amazing river and the people who made their homes and living here. Meet at Upper Landing Park, at Shepard Road and Eagle Street Parkway (180 Shepard Rd).   Guide: K. Johnson

Possible Dates and Times: Sunday, September 20th at 1pm; Sunday, September 27th at 1pm; and Sunday, October 4th at 1pm.

Cherokee Park & Path Walking Tour

Get off the beaten path and explore the West Side's Cherokee Park!  Learn about the land, the history of the park, and see the Mississippi River from various lookout points. Bring binoculars to observe the birds. There will be some moderate hiking through the woods so good walking or hiking shoes suggested.  Route is approximately 2.5 miles in length and begins at the corner of Chippewa Avenue and Curtice Avenue. Guide: T. Parkinson

Possible Dates and Times: Saturday, October 24th at 10am; Saturday, October 24th at 2pm


Kimberley Johnson

Kim Johnson is a University of Minnesota graduate with a degree in Journalism. She works in communications and has been leading tours for Landmark Center since 2009. A 30-year St. Paulite, she has a passion for local history and has contributed numerous articles of historical interest to a local newsletter.

Troy Parkinson

Troy Parkinson has over 17 years professional experience as a producer of film, television, and commercial productions. He also works for Minnesota Film & TV helping promote Minnesota as a destination for major motion pictures. He loves bringing cinema and Saint Paul history together for this unique tour.


  Kimberley Johnson , Troy Parkinson

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