Elk River Community Education Tours

Richard Kronick will lead architecture history walking tours sponsored by Elk River Schools Continuing Education on Saturdays in September:

  • Sept. 7, 2019: Red Cedar Lane Neighborhoo
  • Sept. 14, 2019: Nicollet Mall
  • Sept. 21, 2019: Irvine Park Neighborhood
  • Sept. 28, 2019: Summit Avenue

Descriptions of these tours and you can register for them here:

More information: Richard L. Kronick: 612-849-1605 or

Hennepin Avenue Theatre Tours

  • Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
  • All tours meet in front of the State Theatre Box Office, 805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
  • $5 per person (Children 5 and under attend free of charge)

Come inside the majestic State, Orpheum, or Pantages theatres and gain a fascinating historical perspective that can’t be experienced during regular events. Talented guides will highlight historical facts and stories about the architectural gems that anchored the region’s “Theatre Row” when more than 30 show houses lined Hennepin Avenue. Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Advance reservations and payment must be made at least one day prior to the monthly tour.

For more information go to or call 612-373-5696.

Preserve Minneapolis Walking Tours

Our popular tours of Minneapolis neighborhoods and architecture shed new light on the city’s history, culture, and urban design, from the biggest landmarks to little-known streets and districts.  Richard Kronick will lead architecture history walking tours, sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis:

  • Red Cedar Lane Neighborhood (Saturday, June 15, 2015)
  • Nicollet Mall (Saturday, June 29, 2015)

Descriptions of both tours and registration for any of this year’s other Preserve Minneapolis walking tours are on the Preserve Minneapolis website:

St. Paul Cave Tours

  • 215 Wabasha Street S., St. Paul
  • Tours year-round, reservations not required
  • $6 adults, $5 students (Children 5 and under attend free of charge)

Wabasha Street Caves offers theme tours and events that include 1930s gangsters and speakeasies, ghostly haunts and swing dance. Entertaining tour leaders in period costume make history come alive at a one-of-a-kind site.

View their full calendar at or call 651-292-1220.

Theodore Wirth Home Tours

Completed in 1910 and tucked into a hillside in Lyndale Farmstead Park, the house was co-designed by Wirth and architect Lowell Lamoreaux. Three upper floors became the Wirth family home. A lower level contains Wirth’s office and a large room where his staff of draftsmen helped him design and re-design nearly all of Minneapolis’s parks. Because of the genius and dedication of Theodore Wirth, the Minneapolis Park System has been recognized as “Best in the Nation” many times and by multiple organizations since 1928.

Each tour through the building takes about an hour. No registration is necessary. Just show up at the house between noon and 3 p.m. Tour groups will be assembled ad hoc as people arrive at the house.

Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building
3954 Bryant Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55409

The house is open on these dates, all Sundays:

  • May 26, 2019
  • June 23, 2019
  • July 21, 2019
  • August 18, 2019
  • September 22, 2019
  • October 20, 2019
  • November 24, 2019
  • December 8, 2019

Also, private tours of the Wirth Home and Administration Building can be scheduled throughout 2019 by contacting Joan Berthiaume, President of the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society: 612-275-8884

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