St. Paul Gangster and Cathedral Tour
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St. Paul Gangster and Cathedral Tour - April
Ride in style on a couch bus with a restroom.
Leave Eastview Education Center front parking lot at 8:45 AM and return at 3:45 PM 10:00 a.m. Arrive at the Landmark Center in St. Paul and imagine that you’re living in St. Paul’s tumultuous era of prohibition and gangsters. Our Gangster Tours are enhanced by costumed guides who adopt the personae of the infamous gangsters who resided in St. Paul during the 1930s and whose path took them (perhaps unwillingly) into the Federal Court House (now Landmark Center). Guides tell of their “lives as gangsters” and how the criminal justice system functioned during that era. Told with humor, accuracy and liveliness, these tours educate about the life and times of people like “Ma” Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, John Dillinger and his moll Evelyn Freschette, and more. Many of them were held in our third floor Detention Room, were tried in Courtroom 317, or faced down J. Edgar Hoover’s G-men on the front steps. 11:15 a.m. Have lunch at Kéy’s Café. Menu: Luncheon Portion Turkey Dinner, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, Vegetable, Cranberries, Bread, Butter, Beverage and Dessert. 1:00 p.m. Guided tour of the St. Paul Cathedral. The Cathedral is recognized as a historical landmark. The prominent building sits on Cathedral Hill overlooking downtown St. Paul and features a distinctive copper-clad dome. t is the third largest completed church in the United States, and the fourth tallest. It is dedicated to Paul the Apostle, who is also the namesake of the City of St. Paul. The current building opened in 1915 as the fourth cathedral of the archdiocese to bear this name. The interior is illuminated by twenty-four stained glass windows featuring angelic choirs. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The tour begins near the front pews and the center aisle of the Cathedral.
2:00 p.m. After the tour, visit the space at your own pace, and stop by gift Kiosks to purchase a memento of your visit.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 21