Tangletown Neighborhood and Minnehaha Creek Walking Tour

August 3, 2024
10:30 AM – noon
Meet at the Washburn High School south entrance on W 50th St.

Reserve Your Spot (limited to 20 participants)

Explore the winding streets, impressive homes, and creek environment of the neighborhood originally known as Washburn Park. Learn about landmark sites such as the Washburn Water Tower, the Harry Wild Jones House, Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum (where Justice Alan Page Middle School now stands), and the Minnehaha Creek, parkway, bridges, woods, and trails.

The start and end of the tour is the Washburn High School south entrance door on West 50th Street, two blocks west of Nicollet Avenue. Parking is available in the lot just southwest of the school building entrance. The tour route is 1.5 miles, involves some hilly terrain, and is not ADA accessible.

The tour guide is Tangletown Neighborhood historian Tom Balcom, who grew up in the area and believes that local history is not about yesterday; it’s the context for why, where, and how we live in our neighborhoods today.