Gangster Tours

Our Gangster-Guided Tours have been suspended temporarily for the safety of our guests, character guides, and staff.

Imagine that you’re living in St. Paul’s tumultuous era of prohibition and gangsters. Our Gangster Tours are enhanced by costumed guides who adopt the personae of the infamous gangsters who resided in St. Paul during the 1930s and whose path took them (perhaps unwillingly) into the Federal Court House (now Landmark Center). Guides tell of their “lives as gangsters” and how the criminal justice system functioned during that era. Told with humor, accuracy and liveliness, these tours educate about the life and times of people like “Ma” Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, John Dillinger and his moll Evelyn Freschette, and more. Many of them were held in our third floor Detention Room, were tried in Courtroom 317, or faced down J. Edgar Hoover’s G-men on the front steps. Please note: This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

$6/person (minimum $75)
Two-week advance reservation required through our tour office.
There is a fee for no-shows and late cancellation.
There is an additional charge of $25 per tour guide for all evening tours.