Mill City Museum

Raw power, dramatic views, hands-on fun

A fiery past and dynamic present

Soon after Minneapolis was born on the Mississippi's west bank, the city's flour milling industry skyrocketed. Powered by the mighty river and fed by boxcars of grain rolling in from the plains, the industry gave Minneapolis bragging rights as the “Flour Milling Capital of the World.” Explore where old mingles with new at Mill City Museum, built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill.

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Museum hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm 
Friday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm 
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm 
Sunday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm 

Holiday hours


All hours


Adults: $15
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students: $12
Children ages 5-17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free
MNHS members: Free
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free

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Getting here

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401

Mill City Museum does not have its own parking lot or ramp but there are many nearby options that are owned by the City of Minneapolis.

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What to see and do

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    Take a trip through time and see scenes of the old mill in action.
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    Get hands-on to see the power of water and the tasty uses of flour.
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    Step into the old engine house-turned-theater for a whirlwind tour by humorist Kevin Kling.
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    Bring your camera and head to the top for some of the best views in the city.
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    Come for live music or events, or just to hang out in this unique and scenic space.
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    The museum store has something for history buffs, cooking connoisseurs, and everyone in between.
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    Three people on a blue background surrounding a green square. One in yellow, one in red, and one in blue. Text at the top, center and bottom of painting reads: “Disability Justice, Our Lives Matter, January 29, 2023, OC Poet”.
    The Art of Disability Justice Now
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    Hungry? Grab a bite at Bushel & Peck.

Upcoming events

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    Take a guided walking tour of LGBTQIA+ community spaces in Downtown Minneapolis.
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    Discover the stories of women who lived and worked in Minneapolis on this outdoor tour.
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    Tour the National Historic Landmark Washburn A Mill Complex.