James J. Hill House – Nooks and Crannies Tour

This tour of the James H. Hill House sounds really interesting!

Explore the back staircases, dust chutes, silver vault and more on this 90-minute “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Hill House. Visitors will see the top-floor attic with original theater, take the back stairs to the basement, view the coal storage area and take a tour of the gate house overlooking Summit Avenue. Guides will also discuss the technological innovations present in the house at the time of its construction in the late 19th century, and the difficulties of preserving such a building today. The 7 p.m. tour will be led by a costumed interpreter portraying one of the construction workers who built the house or one of the servants who worked in the house. Group size is limited on these special tours, so reservations are highly recommended.

Dates: Aug. 16, 2011, Aug. 23, 2011, Aug. 30, 2011
Time: 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Fee: $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members.
Reservations recommended, call 651-297-2555