.Saturday, June 8 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 974 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN This year, 2019, the gardens and history of the neighborhoods of Jefferson Avenue to Fort Snelling, between West 7th Street and the Mississippi River are featured. A free, 72-page guide book available day of the tour; Historical scavenger hunt; plant sale and garden-oriented flea market.
Want to help with this year's tour? Volunteers are needed for short shifts, sign up today.
The West End Neighbors’ Garden and History Tour Six years ago the garden tour committee decided to focus on one neighborhood within West Seventh to highlight individual neighborhoods and to make the “tour” more accessible and not so geographically broad. Four years ago we built on this concept and researched and wrote their histories.
The free 72-page garden and history guide will be distributed free the day of the tour, Saturday June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A digital historical scavenger hunt will take place the month of May with prize drawing of $100 first prize, and second prize of $50 gift certificate at Parlour Restaurant, and $25 gift certificate for Leitner’s Garden Center. The plant sale and flea market will again be a wonderful way of local gardeners sharing their surplus! All are welcome at 974 7th St West to start our tour!
Digital Scavenger Hunt First prize: $100; Second prize: $50 gift certificate to the Parlour; Third prize: $25 gift certificate to Leitner’s Garden Center To help us celebrate our 12th annual tour, we are challenging amateur historians to go on a digital scavenger hunt of historic sites in West Seventh Street, St. Paul neighborhoods. Here are the rules: 1. On an 8.5 x 11 inch paper, PRINT your name, home email address or phone number 2. Search for historic sites along West Seventh Street!
Walk about our neighborhoods of Jefferson Avenue to Fort Snelling, between West Seventh Street and the Mississippi River, take photos!
Searching on Websites, use terms such as “Historic sites” “St. Paul” “West Seventh”. Websites include:
On your paper, list FIVE historic sites that you find with a short description for each, and/or include a “thumbnail” image If under age 18, have a parent, guardian or teacher sign your entry. Bring your 8.5 X 11-inch entry paper to the Fort Road Federation, 974 West Seventh Street, on Saturday, June 8 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The drawing for prizes will take place at 2:30 p.m. that day. Notifications the week following.