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Guided Tours

Our Guided Tours have been temporarily suspended for the safety of our visitors, volunteer guides, and staff. HOWEVER, beginning February 3, we invite the public to visit the building and take a self-guided tour. Days and times are restricted to Wed.-Fri., 12-4 pm and Sun., 12-4pm.

Guests must adhere to State and City mandates requiring all visitors to public buildings to wear a face mask (unless exempted by medical necessity, in which case another form of covering should be employed by the guest).

For those who are unable to visit us, we invite you to enjoy a historic and architectural tour that takes you through St. Paul’s jewel: Landmark Center, formerly the “Old Federal Courts Building.” Easily one of the most photographed buildings in St. Paul. Learn about the architecture, the historic events, and famous – and infamous – people who walked through its doors since 1902. Led by Visitor Services Manager, Jenny Reinhard.

Landmark Center offers public and private tours that range from a broad presentation of the building’s history and its beautifully restored courtrooms and Cortile, to tours tailored to the specific needs of the groups or individuals taking the tours.


Free Public Tours– No reservation required*
No reservations are necessary for the public tours on Thursdays at 11 am and Sundays at 12 pm. Meet at the Information Desk just inside the Fifth Street entrance. Tours focus on the building’s history, architecture, restoration, preservation, and famous and infamous personages. For groups of 10 or more, please book a scheduled group tour.

Saint Paul Walking Tours – summers only
Interactive History Tours
Education, Schools and Specialty
Scheduled Group Tours
Gangster Tours – Please note: This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

*Public Tours will not take place on holidays, the IMDA’s Irish Day of Dance, and the Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar. Dates for the listed events vary each year. Please check the program calendar for conflicting events.
**There is an additional charge of $25 per tour guide for all evening tours scheduled after 5 pm.

For more information, or to book a tour, please call 651.292.3237.