Landmark Center

75 W 5th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Description: Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events.


Performances

  • Ballet Tuesday: Join the Saint Paul Ballet in the Musser Cortile (Main Atrium) for demonstrations of the art and techniques of classical and modern ballet, as well as excerpts from upcoming performances. Ballet Tuesday are held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to December and from March to May.
     
    Cost per child/student: free
    Cost per adult/educator: free
     
    For more information about Ballet Tuesdays, call 651-292-3063.
     
  • Courtroom Concerts: Join the Schubert Club in Courtroom 317 for a weekly concert series. Courtroom Concerts are held most Thursdays from October through April.
     
    Cost per child/student: free
    Cost per adult/educator: free
     
    Group size: Seating in Courtroom 317 is limited. Please call 651-292-3267 if you are attending as a group of 10 or more. To ensure your group finds seating together, you should plan to arrive 30 to 15 minutes early.
     
    Target age range: Courtroom Concerts are best for ages 12 and up.
     
    More information about Courtroom Concerts, call the Schubert Club Museum at 651-292-3267.

Tours

  • Uncle Sam Worked Here is an online interactive history tour of this amazing building in Saint Paul. The interactive tour is led by two young guides who "saw it all."
     
  • Augment the interactive experiences of the Uncle Sam Worked Here online tour with a educational tour in the actual place where history happened!
     
    2-hour field trip includes 45-minute guided tour. Many tour guides are retired educators or historians who can tailor the tour to your group's topic of interest. These topics may include architecture, history, antiquities, the judicial system and famous criminal trials. More information inside Guided School Tours of Uncle Sam Worked Here (PDF).
     
    There are also opportunities to partner with SOS Players on in-house performances for students, by students on serious topics and culturally relevant social issues facing teens and kids.
     
    Maximum group size: 25 students per adult educator/chaperone
     
    For more information, call 651-292-3233.
     
  • 45-minute general tours typically begin at the Landmarket Gift Shop on the 1st Floor and focus on the building's history, architecture, restoration, preservation, and famous and infamous personages. Tours include all public areas (as available). Groups may be seated in a courtroom or other space during part of the tour, depending on group size and interest.
     
    Cost per child/student: $4
    Cost per adult/educator: $4
     
    Minimum group size: 10
     
    Please arrange at least 2 weeks in advance by calling 651-292-1239.
     
  • Imagine that you're living in Saint Paul's tumultuous era of prohibition and gangsters! Gangster Tours are enhanced by costumed guides who adopt the personae of the infamous gangsters who resided in Saint 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.
     
    Cost per child/student: $6
    Cost per adult/educator: $6
     
    Target age range: Gangsters tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12.
     
    Minimum group size: 10
     
    Please arrange at least 2 weeks in advance by calling 651-292-1239.
     
  • No reservations are necessary for free public tours held on most Thursdays at 11am. Meet your tour guide at the Information Desk just inside the 5th St entrance.

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: There is a fee for no-shows and late cancellations.

For more information, call 651-292-1239 or visit landmarkcenter.org/visit/tours.htm


Museums

  • The Schubert Club Museum: A reflection on the joys of music-making through the centuries. From a massive “cyclone” sculpture of instruments, through the gallery of of historic keyboards, to the impressive collection of correspondence from famous composers, the Museum opens a window on the inspiring role of music in people’s lives.
     
  • American Association of Woodturners' Gallery of Wood Art: Offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood and also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs. The AAW Permanent Collection includes work in a wide variety of styles by many of the best-known studio woodturners from the 1950s through the current day.
     
  • North Gallery Exhibits: Rotating exhibits on historical and cultural topics.
     
  • Landmark Gallery: A Landmark Reclaimed: From Federal Building to Community Icon is a permanent exhibition located on the lower level of Landmark Center. The exhibit chronicles the history of Landmark Center and the people who made it the community icon it is today.
     
  • Uncle Sam Worked Here: An interactive interpretive exhibit that gives visitors a glimpse into federal courts, wartime activities, prohibition, Immigration and more, that occurred in Landmark Center over the past 105 years. See tours above for information on tours or visit the online interactive history tour.
     
  • Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery: Exhibits developed by RCHS offer insightful and educational experiences on a wide variety of subjects, from the history of black baseball in Ramsey County, to the story of Norwegian immigrants, to artists’ works documenting the Green Line transit system.
     
  • Ramsey County Historical Society Research Center: Non-circulating collections documenting the history of Ramsey County and Saint Paul. The collection contains books, periodicals, city directories, maps, photographs, personal papers, business and organization records, architectural information and materials on clubs, schools, and churches.

For more information, call 651-292-1239 or visit landmarkcenter.org/museums.htm


Getting there

Parking information: Meters surround the building and Rice Park area and are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Meters cost approximately $2 per hour and many have a 2-hour limit. Nearby parking ramps include RiverCentre Ramp, Lawson Ramp, Science Museum of Minnesota ramp, Macy’s St. Paul Ramp, The Victory Ramp, World Trade Center Parking Ramp.

Driving directions: Landmark Center is located on the north end of Rice Park in downtown, next to the Saint Paul Hotel, the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, and the Saint Paul Central Public Library.

From the north, exit southbound I-35E at Wacouta St and drive 4 blocks to 6th St. Turn right and drive 8 blocks to Market ST. Landmark Center is on your left.

From the south, exit northbound I-35E at Kellogg Blvd and turn right onto Kellogg. Drive 4 blocks to Market St and turn left. Go 2 blocks to 5th St. Landmark Center is on your left.

From the east, exit westbound I-94 at 6th St and drive 9 blocks straight ahead to Market St. Landmark Center is on your left.

From the west, exit eastbound I-94 at 5th St, go straight across 7th St and continue on 5th for 1 long block to Washington St. Landmark Center is on your left.

Map: landmarkcenter.org/PDF/LandmarkMap.pdf (PDF)



Information subject to change. Please check with Landmark Center for the most current information. Last updated on Tue, Oct 3, 2017.

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