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Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
+1 651-297-2555
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Gorgeous stretch of Victorian beauty

A drive or walk along Summit Avenue is like a who's who in American architectural history. Styles... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
Eye candy for morning walks

Such a beautiful street with beautiful homes - one of my absolute favorites for my early morning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A drive or walk along Summit Avenue is like a who's who in American architectural history. Styles range from romanesque revival to neo-gothic to prairie. It is really a sight to see for anyone that's interested in architecture. The homes are beautifully maintained. You can...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful street with beautiful homes - one of my absolute favorites for my early morning walk/saunter. Each house is unique, and each spectacular.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As the title indicates, this avenue has the longest stretch of original Victorian architecture in the United States. It's a showcase of "old money" homes, many of which are now subdivided into condos and apartments. It's a beautiful walk, particularly in the autumn. There is...More

Thank sschier
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited St. Paul's Cathedral and then literally just a block away is Summit Avenue. The famous James J. Hill house is located at the beginning of this street. We didn't have a chance to visit the Hill house but we called to ask additional...More

Thank CEPorty
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a really nice section of St. Paul. It would be a great place to take a walk in nice weather, or a bike ride. The homes are beautiful and very well kept. I drove it, but wish the weather was better so that...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Be sure to take in a drive along Summit in the Fall. Grand houses well cared for. Also a speedy drive East to West. Grand Ave. to South has lots of shops and restaurants.

Thank meldeucef
Reviewed 18 October 2017

...he might have a different take on it. At one time he called it "a museum of American architectural failures ." But at the time, he wasn't a part of the inner circle that made up the wealth of this throughway. Today, of course, he...More

Thank E954HTrichardh
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You will not see this many beautifully restored and preserved homes in many cities. It is a great walk/drive/bike street. From the river to the newly renovated Capitol, you will see breathtaking houses, public art, gardens and churches.

Thank vspalmisland
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Summit Avenue is a beautiful street to see. I’ve been on it when the leaves have turned and it’s just breathtaking. I didn’t do the tour but I have driven it many times. One bit of advice is when you drive it to be aware...More

1  Thank MnMimi
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The MN Historical Society offers a walking tour which starts at the James J Hill House. It is about a ninety minute tour. Easy walking and the homes are beautiful and the tour guide is knowledgeable. We had Camille as our tour guide and she...More

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Justin B
30 November 2016|
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Response from Jeanette E | Reviewed this property |
The James Hill house tours for the holidays -- call 651-297-2555 Alexander Ramsey house 751-296-8760 Governor's mansion tours-- google it