The History Walking Tour, a two-mile self-guided exploration of some of the State Fair’s most historically significant spots, introduces two new additions to the tour.
Quick tip: This self-guided History Walking Tour is an easy stroll with coffee in hand if you arrive early in the morning to the fair. But you can learn more about some of the State Fair’s most historically significant spots anytime during your visit. Here are two additions to the 2019 tour:
Pick up a tour brochure at any tour stop on the fairgrounds or the Minnesota Historical Society booth in the Education Building. Visit at least eight of the 12 stops and collect a prize! (See brochure for details.) The History Walking Tour is supported by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation and the Minnesota Historical Society. Free with fair admission.
Located on the southwest corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street (on Machinery Hill) and at the Sheep & Poultry Barn
Photo of the State Fair at Fort Snelling 1860, courtesy of Hennepin County Library.