James J. Hill House, Minneapolis

James J. Hill House, Minneapolis (must see)

The James J. Hill House stands as a shining example of architecture and furnishings going back to The Gilded Age. The 1891 mansion features construction using design elements inspired by Newport, Rhode Island mansions. This home spans five floors, with a total of 36,500 square feet of space.

Some of this home's key features include 16 chandeliers with cut glass, a two-story art gallery featuring a skylight, and a reception hall spanning 88 feet. The house also has a pipe organ three stories tall. The woodwork includes mahogany and oak with elaborate carvings that were hand-crafted.

The home features regular exhibits from local artists. Many of these exhibits highlight the plant and wildlife of Minnesota. Special events that visitors here might enjoy include concerts. You can even drop by the house's museum shop to buy books about the house's history, as well as souvenirs related to the home.

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James J. Hill House on Map

Sight Name: James J. Hill House
Sight Location: Minneapolis, USA (See walking tours in Minneapolis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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