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Authentic - Researched - Engaging

Join Us On Any of our Tours

Our tours are always changing with new stories and new venues to visit.  If you haven't taken a tour, come join us.  If you have taken a tour, come back again, as the story is always engaging and evolving! 

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Gangsterland Walking Tour of Downtown St. Paul 

Gangsterland Walking Tour of Downtown St. Paul - Walk the same St. Paul streets frequented by famous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Baby Face Nelson and many more. Find out why Minnesota was so important to Prohibition and the bootlegging industry. You’lll enjoy looking at beautiful buildings while learning about gangsters and a lot of history about St. Paul along way. In case of heavy rain or in the winter, this tour is conducted in St. Paul's extensive skyway system.

 
Ghosts & Gables Haunted Summit Ave Walking Tour 

Ghosts & Gables Haunted Summit Ave Walking Tour - Join your Victorian ghost guide for a relaxing 1.2 mile stroll along Saint Paul's historic Summit Avenue, considered one of the most beautiful streets in the country. View the many stately Victorian mansions of this preservation district while hearing stories of the hauntings within that will perhaps give you a shiver, a tingle or a laugh. You’ll also learn some fun St. Paul history along the way.

 
Haunted Rice Park Walking Tour

Haunted Gangsterland Walking Tour - Can't decide between gangsters and ghosts?  Get the best of both in our new tour which begins in beautiful Rice Park, which is surrounded by several haunted buildings!  Join our entertaining guide with thrilling tales gangsters and corruption which haunted Saint Paul less than a century ago...and of the spirits they left behind.  In case of heavy rain or in the winter, this tour is conducted in St. Paul's extensive skyway system.

 
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The Good, the Bad, the Irish

The Good, the Bad, the Irish - Take a stroll through beautiful historic downtown to hear about the Irish legends who help shape St. Paul, from godfathers to good guys! Hear how Irish mobster Dapper Dan Hogan set a dubious precedent, how Archbishop John Ireland and the Catholic church dramatically shaped the city, how Irish police chief John O’Connor dealt with the city’s gangster problem. Also hear about some of the city's most famous Irish residents like author F. Scot Fitzgerald and Madame Nina Clifford. In case of heavy rain or in the winter, this tour is conducted in St. Paul's extensive skyway system.

 
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Union Depot: Trains, Gangsters and Ghosts Tour - St. Paul’s gorgeous Union Depot train station was the dream of railroad baron James J. Hill and was the largest construction project of the 20th century in St. Paul. Hear how the railroads literally shaped the city of St Paul, hear the fiery past that let to its creation. Learn why it was important to gangsters and prohibitionists and hear some ghost stories for the building along the way. The tour is almost entirely inside the Union Depot and will happen rain or shine. 

 

Contact Us to schedule a private tour.  Any of our regularly scheduled tours can be chosen for a private tour. If you want a more general city sampler tour, we can put that together too.  We limit the walking tours to 20 guests. If there are more, we can add another guide and split the group into two tours to accommodate 40. If the group is more than 40, we can add a third guide to accommodate up to 60.  Contact us for your next group outing, party, or just for fun! 

The CynCity Walking Experience 

A fresh air stroll through history with up-close views of streets, 

homes and buildings that have historical significance.

 

Group sizes are  limited to create a relaxed atmosphere

that allows for questions and conversation.

 

During rain or winter conditions our tour goes mostly inside

Dipping in and out of buildings and skyways. 

 

Our tour guides are true history lovers and experts

and all stories are authenticated, researched and engaging.  

 

We welcome strollers, scooters, wheelchairs, companion dogs.

Our tours are kid and dog friendly too.  Contact us if you have questions