Take a free tour of historic City Hall

Did you know the Father of Waters statue in the City Hall Rotunda weighs more than 14,000 pounds and was sculpted from the largest marble block in Italy’s famed Carrara quarries? Or that City Hall’s clock tower faces are some of the largest in the world at 23 feet 6 inches in diameter? They’re even larger than the clock faces connected to London’s Big Ben.

Get to know  the historic Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse building in a guided tour every third Wednesday. Meet the tour guide at noon in the Rotunda by the Father of Waters statue. You can also explore the building yourself with this brochure.

Become a tour guide

The Municipal Building Commission needs more tour guides and offers training. If you’re interested in leading tours at City Hall, email MBC Services.

Published Oct 6, 2015



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Salary Compliance Notice:
State statute 471.701; Notice of Salary Compliance, requires that the City post for not less than 90 days
the job title of the three highest paid employees along with their base salary. For 2018 these were:
1. City Attorney, $186,490
2. Assistant City Coordinator Convention Center, $183,600
3. Director Public Works, $181,191


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