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Frequently Asked House Tour Questions


Q:  What is the Ramsey Hill Association?

The Ramsey Hill Association, a non-profit organization operated 100% by volunteers, is dedicated to the preservation of its historic neighborhood near Summit Avenue between Dale Street & the Cathedral of St. Paul and I-94 & Grand Avenue. The all-volunteer organization contributes time and effort to a variety of community projects such as park improvements, crime prevention and awareness, neighborhood clean-up and other neighborhood non-profits through community grants. For more information, please visit www.ramseyhill.org.

Q:  What do the ticket sales support?

Proceeds from this event help support the Ramsey Hill Association, which uses the funds for neighborhood improvements, crime prevention activities, and grants to local non-profit organizations that serve area residents.

Q:  Where do I pick up my tickets I ordered online?

Ticket will-call will be at the James J. Hill House located at 240 Summit Ave Saint Paul, MN 55102.  Will-call will be open from 2:30pm and remain open until 7pm. The James J. Hill House will be open and free to tour with your paid admission to the House Tour.   Website for James J. Hill House

Q:  Where do I park?

Parking is available throughout the neighborhood.  Remember to not block any driveways and follow state laws to park 10' from fire hydrants and 30' from the nearest sidewalk edge.  Parking enforcement is active in the neighborhood.

Q:  Where do I start the tour?

Choose any house or building to start your tour.  All of the houses and buildings open at 3pm.  

Q:  Do I have to pick my tickets up by 3pm?

Will-call will be open from 2:30pm through the close of the tour.

Q:  Are there tour guides?

It is a self-guided walking tour.  You can go at your own pace and choose how long to view each home or building.  Each home will have docents (a knowledgeable guide) throughout the home to answer questions about the home.  You may choose to see a house more than once and to skip houses as you wish.

Q:  Will there be shuttles?

Private shuttle service will not be available as this is a self-guided walking tour.  Ramsey Hill is a compact neighborhood with homes and buildings typically within 1-2 blocks of each other.  We encourage walking or biking to fully enjoy the evening, but you may drive between areas and there is a city bus along Selby Ave.

Q:  Will there be food?

TBD

Q:  Do I need to take my shoes off in each home?

Yes.  To protect and preserve the floors of these private homes, all guests will be required to remove their shoes and may put on protective slippers provided at the door to each home.  You will carry your shoes and put them on as you leave the house.

Q:  Will I be able to take photos?

No.  To respect the privacy of our homeowners, absolutely no photography of any kind will be permitted inside the houses.

Q:  Are tickets refundable?

No, all ticket sales are final.  This event is 100% run by over 200 volunteers and is the sole source of funding for the Ramsey Hill Association and our Community Development activities.  We hope you understand the need for this policy.



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