James J. Hill House

James J. Hill House

The James J. Hill House in Saint Paul was built by railroad magnate James J. Hill in 1891. It is located near the cathedral of Saint Paul and offers tours, art exhibits, and special events regularly.

James J. Hill is known for building the Great Northern Railway, something you will learn all about during a guided tour, as well as his influence on the region, his network of family and workers associated with this home, and the marvels of his house throughout.

The home features 'rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail, and ingenious mechanical systems', all things typical of James J. Hill's style overall. There are chandeliers, stained glass windows, and delicately carved woodwork throughout to gawk at.

Here are a few more specific stats about the house:

  • 5 Floors
  • 13 Bathrooms
  • 22 Fireplaces
  • 16 Chandeliers
  • 88-foot long reception hall
  • 2-story skylit gallery