Landmark Center
Landmark Center
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksConvention Centers
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The former Federal Court House and Post Office building (circa 1902)is designated as a National Historic Monument, which serves as a cultural venue for a variety of events including music, dance, theatrical performances, exhibitions and public forums.
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  • HelenV
    63 contributions
    Popped in unplanned
    I was on a self made walking tour when I came across this building. I entered and had a little look around, loved the old detail and so on. with my trust smart phone I pulled up some history on the place and had a quick lesson on where I was standing. very pretty.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 5, 2022
  • NemoTraveler
    Aarhus, Denmark682 contributions
    Cultural Center and Museum
    The Historic Landmark Center is a cultural center in downtown St. Paul. It is also home to an interesting exhibit about the history of the Center. It was a Federal Building from 1902 to 1965 and in use as a post office as late as 1974. The four floors also include exhibits from Federal Courts and the Prohibition years. Admission is free.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Lee S
    Australia2,576 contributions
    Stunning Landmark Building
    The Landmark Center is in the center of downtown ST Paul on the north side of Rice Park it's open Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5pm & Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. The building was a Federal building, Post office, Custom House & Court House it also had an FBI office in it. Now it houses a wood work museum & a musical museum plus the two disused courts, the Chief Justice room. ( courtroom 430 ) The wood paneling is magnificent in this chamber, with the dom roof also makes this room look stunning. A gentleman at information will give you a map & inform you how & where the lifts are. The tiles on the floor & the glass roof on forth fool are just wonderful.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
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Todd A
Minneapolis, MN59 contributions
Apr 2022
Hidden gem in the center of St. Paul, MN. The Landmark Center is meticulously maintained and provides a vistor's view into the 1920's and 30's. There are signs throughout the building that help explain the history of the building and rooms that are beautifully decorated. You will see libraries, courtrooms and exhibits.
Written June 11, 2022
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland813 contributions
May 2021
Visited on a very quiet Wednesday in May. Informative exhibits and a local art show with viewer voting. 2nd floor Gallery of Wood Art worth a trip to Landmark. Beautiful collection of wood art mixed with wall tapestries. (American Association of Woodturners). Gift shop in good taste.
Written May 29, 2021
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We're so glad that you visited our building and enjoyed our exhibits, particularly the Gallery of Wood Art. We hope you will return soon!
Written August 25, 2021
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Lee S
Australia2,576 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Landmark Center is in the center of downtown ST Paul on the north side of Rice Park it's open Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5pm & Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. The building was a Federal building, Post office, Custom House & Court House it also had an FBI office in it.
Now it houses a wood work museum & a musical museum plus the two disused courts, the Chief Justice room. ( courtroom 430 ) The wood paneling is magnificent in this chamber, with the dom roof also makes this room look stunning. A gentleman at information will give you a map & inform you how & where the lifts are.
The tiles on the floor & the glass roof on forth fool are just wonderful.
Written September 14, 2023
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Fabreeze131
Chattanooga, TN786 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is the first federal buildings in St. Paul. It’s free to enter and have different exhibits and offices. We got to learn about the history of the building, the importance of some of the rooms and the timeline of it. Some of the court rooms are just beautiful. It’s free to enter, and your could spend hours there if your wanted to.
Written August 1, 2021
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Thank you for stopping by to visit our cherished building. We're so glad that you enjoyed the exhibits and learned about the history of the building. We agree that our court rooms are just stunning, and many enjoy the historical context that is available while touring them. We hope you will return to visit again, perhaps for one of our free building tours on Sundays at noon!
Written August 25, 2021
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark682 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Historic Landmark Center is a cultural center in downtown St. Paul.

It is also home to an interesting exhibit about the history of the Center. It was a Federal Building from 1902 to 1965 and in use as a post office as late as 1974.

The four floors also include exhibits from Federal Courts and the Prohibition years.

Admission is free.
Written July 26, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,188 contributions
Oct 2022
Historic and beautiful structure in downtown Saint Paul. Stunning architecture both inside and out. It would not be out of place in any European city or in Quebec. Completed in 1902, it was a former government building serving as the US Post Office, a Courthouse and the Custom House for the state of Minnesota. It now houses museums and is an event space. It's located at Rice Park which is one of the most attractive areas of the Twin Cities with the fabulous Ordway Performing Arts Center, the impressive George Latimer Public Library and the historic Saint Paul Hotel nearby.
Written May 29, 2023
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HelenV
Phoenix, USA63 contributions
Dec 2022
I was on a self made walking tour when I came across this building. I entered and had a little look around, loved the old detail and so on. with my trust smart phone I pulled up some history on the place and had a quick lesson on where I was standing. very pretty.
Written December 5, 2022
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Tom W
Katy, TX2,946 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Landmark Center is in a great area of Saint Paul. Across the street is a little "park" space. The water fountains across the street are neat. The Peanut character statues (by Charles Schultz) all around are cool. You see Linus, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder and Lucy - all the favorites. I think my wife even found Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

The Landmark Center Building is gorgeous. At one time, it was a Federal Court House and Post Office Building. The city considered tearing it down. Fortunately, it was preserved. It's now a venue for the arts.

We didn't try it, but there's even a restaurant on the lower level of the Landmark Center.

There is no charge for the Landmark Center.
Parking is a little inconvenient. The space we had allowed only 30 minutes max. I had to run back and feed the machine once or twice.

The Landmark Center is a Must-See attraction in Saint Paul. If you can, spend a little time on the nearby Mississippi River. There's a nice park on the other side of the river
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you for your very nice remarks about Landmark Center and our city! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to both. We often have visitors remark that Rice Park, with Landmark Center and the other historic buildings surrounding it, remind them of a "European square." Glad you got to spend some time on the river - Saint Paul, is, after all, the northern-most port on the Mississippi!
Written July 31, 2019
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,445 contributions
Aug 2021
This historic venue has the solidity of the very best mid-western architecture. You can wander inside to see the event space which might just inspire you to hold your function here.
Written August 15, 2021
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Thank you for visiting our building and for your wonderful comments! We agree, the space is incredibly inspirational for all types of events and functions. From weddings to cultural events we have seen it all happen on our gorgeous Musser Cortile. We hope you stop by again soon, perhaps for one of our free public programs!
Written August 25, 2021
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TravelinSoul
Jackson, MS198 contributions
I honestly didn't know what to expect when we went to see this attraction. Everything I read about it was so ambigous, but I guess that is because it is not really anything specific anymore. It was an old Federal Courthouse that's been renovated to house a small museum, gift shop and be rented out for special occasions. The lady at the information desk was helpful and informative and enjoyed talking about the building. J. Edgar Hoover even stopped there.

But since it is free, it's a great way to kill an hour or so out of the rain or cold. The building is beautiful. If you enjoy old buildings or architecture, don't pass this one up. The court rooms are impressive with wood and white marble, yet smaller than you'd expect.

I'd recommend this simply because of the price of admission can't be beat. We enjoyed our visit.
Written June 28, 2008
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