Murder and Mayhem: Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Walking Tour

Pioneer Cemetery Front Gate

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis and is the final home of more than 22,000 people. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 in part because of its architectural features but also because of the role that the people buried there played in […]

Architectural Gems of the University of Minnesota East Bank Walking Tour

Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

Explore the University of Minnesota’s east bank campus through the lens of architectural gems designed by prominent architects and landscape architects: the Old Campus Historic District (the Knoll), is based on a landscape design by H.W.S. Cleveland; its buildings represent a proliferation of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural styles, highlighted by Leroy Buffington’s Richardson […]

St. Anthony Falls – How Waterpower Built a City Walking Tour

Stone Arch Bridge with falls, Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the largest natural falls on the Mississippi River. People have always been drawn to the power and beauty of St. Anthony Falls. For Native Americans, the falls possessed religious significance and harbored powerful spirits. For the early European and American explorers, the falls provided a landmark in a […]

Lakewood Cemetery: Creating a Landscape of Memory Walking Tour

Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN

Nestled between Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) and Lake Harriet, from its 1872 dedication Lakewood Cemetery has preserved in carved stone monuments a memory of early Minneapolis residents. Sweeping landscape transformations have included a lake and reflecting pool. Our tour will begin at the recently completed Welcome Center just east (left) of the entrance […]

Nicollet Island – North Tip Walking Tour

Nicollet Island North Tip Tour

Nicollet Island developed as a microcosm of early Minneapolis, with water-powered factories, storefronts, block-long rowhouses, a mansion district, and a neighborhood that still stands as a sampler of the 19th century residential architecture. The 40-acre island just above St. Anthony Falls next to downtown Minneapolis is the site of the first bridge anywhere across the […]

Nicollet Island – South Tip Walking Tour

Nicollet Island South Tip Tour

Nicollet Island developed as a microcosm of early Minneapolis, with water-powered factories, storefronts, block-long rowhouses, a mansion district, and a neighborhood that still stands as a sampler of the 19th century residential architecture. The 40-acre island just above St. Anthony Falls next to downtown Minneapolis is the site of the first bridge anywhere across the […]

Art Deco Walking Tour (SOLD OUT)

Night Foshay tower in Minneapolis, MN

Art Deco or Moderne architecture emerged in the 1920s as advances in technology and economic growth made a new architectural language possible. Embracing modernism and breaking with historic precedent, new forms such as the skyscraper and movie palace emerged from the dynamic optimism and exuberance of the “jazz age”. This tour will cover the rich […]