St. James Hotel

Take a Historic Red Wing Self-Guided Walking Tour

Exploring the historic downtown of Red Wing on a self-guided tour is like entering a living museum where every brick, storefront, and cobblestone whispers tales of the past. As you wander through the streets, you will find yourself transported back in time, surrounded by the charming architecture and rich heritage of this Minnesota gem. As the sun begins to set and you reluctantly bid farewell to downtown Red Wing, you will carry with you memories of its storied past and a newfound appreciation for the spirit of preservation and community that defines this historic gem on the Mississippi River.

You can book your stay at one of the historic Downtown Red Wing walking tour spots. The St. James Hotel in Red Wing combines historic charm with modern comfort and luxury. Each room at our hotel is tastefully decorated with period furnishings, comfortable bedding, and top-notch amenities. As soon as you enter, you’ll be transported to the timeless elegance of this iconic landmark.

Enjoy a Self Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Red Wing

Discover Red Wing’s most treasured buildings with these 28 podcasts featuring historical intrigue, vibrant characters, and elegant architecture. Take a historic self-guided walking tour, and don’t miss the St. James Hotel, which is #15 on the list! Take a look at the brochure and watch the links below for more information on the stops for this incredible walking tour.

  1. The Depot
  2. Iron Works
  3. Riverfront Centre
  4. The Armory
  5. Kappel Wagon Works
  6. Anderson Eagle
  7. Gladstone Block
  8. City Hall
  9. Webster Livery Stable
  10. Commercial Block
  11. Goodhue County Bank
  12. Busch Block
  13. Smith Wallower Block
  14. Lawther Block
  15. St James Hotel
  16. Keystone Block
  17. Phelps Cogel Building
  18. Rich Park
  19. Post Office
  20. Sheldon Auditorium
  21. Christ Episcopal Church
  22. First Methodist Church
  23. Central Park
  24. St Johns Lutheran Church
  25. Goodhue County Center
  26. First Lutheran Church
  27. Citizens Building
  28. St Pauls Lutheran Church

Immerse Yourself in the History of the St James Hotel

The St. James Hotel is a family-owned property near the twin cities but far enough to offer its unique charm. The hotel was established on Thanksgiving Day in 1875 by a group of civic-minded businessmen who envisioned providing first-class lodging to travelers in Red Wing, MN. Our Red Wing hotel quickly became a popular destination for famous guests, including President Rutherford B. Hayes. Even after 140 years since its opening, our historic hotel still offers the same blend of old-world service, luxurious amenities, and culinary delights as it did on its first day. Explore it for yourself while you enjoy a self-guided walking tour.

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