True Confessions - Gangster Walking Tour


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm


Celeste of St. Paul Hotel + Bar | Saint Paul, MN

Gangster walking tour featuring the fascinating history of a time when America’s Most Wanted lived and died on the streets of St. Paul.
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True Confessions Gangster Tour

Now I hate to drag a skeleton out of the city closet but…did you know three of Dillinger's Gang member were killed in this city?

Sr. Celeste has been in Heaven for over a century but she graciously returns to tell the tales that both enlighten and put the fear of God in her listeners!

In the Middle Ages people learned about Good and Evil by watching Morality Plays. During Prohibition people in St. Paul people learned about Good and Evil by watching a handful of corrupt officials do business with a parade of convicted felons they invited to “layover for a little while”.

A tour that explores the lesser known chapter of the city’s history when America’s Most Wanted lived and died on the streets of St. Paul.

Notable sites include the Lowry Hotel, Mickey's Diner, the Hamm’s Casino, Patrick’s Novelty, the Green Lantern, Rice Park, Hotel St. Francis, the Palace Theatre, the Old Police Station and more.

These are stories not easily offered up in any confessional!

Afterwards, fortify yourself with a little refreshment in the Group Confessional at (Sr. Celeste’s former convent home)!

Tour includes a select beverage afterwards in the Hotel Bar!

How Long: 90 Minutes

Length: 1.3 Mile 

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What: Guided Tour of Downtown St. Paul with excellent stories behind the city’s Safe City Years.

Adult: $27

Seniors and Military: $25

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

Cancellation: You may cancel for full refund up to 24 Hours in advance of the tour. You can cancel by following instructions posted here. A processing fee may apply. If you are unable to join us on the actual day of the tour, you may re-schedule the tour for another available date by phoning in advance of the tour.

All sales are final after the tour begins.

Minimum numbers for each tour apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough people taking the tour. In the event of this happening you may elect to reschedule the date or receive a full refund.

Liability Waiver: By signing up for this tour you must agree to read and sign the online waiver located at link below:

Not recommended for heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Moderate walking is involved.

NOTE: Ticket sales typically close online one hour before the tour begins. However, you can purchase the tickets in person on site the day of the event. Call or text 651-243-1707 the day-of to confirm ticket availability
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Above photos courtesy of St. Paul Police Historical Society and Dave Hrbacek-The Catholic Spirit

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Where is it happening?

Celeste of St. Paul Hotel + Bar, 26 East Exchange Street, Saint Paul, United States

USD 25.00 to USD 27.00

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