Home building, St. Paul, ca. 1888      Pillsbury Gate, East Bank, ca. 1902      Cupola from Powell Hall      Pattee Hall

Walk the Heritage Trail
A system of walking trails

The University of Minnesota Heritage Trail is actually a collection of several trails that invite you into the University's past.

The North Trail on the East Bank takes you through the old campus where you'll see 13 buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places and heritage markers that depict the University's early days.

While strolling along the East Bank's South Trail, you'll experience the University's most traditional gathering place-Northrop mall. Markers there will describe everything from the history of campus architectural design to University icons, pioneers, and innovators.

The West Bank Trail markers describe the University's expansion across the river, the history of University arts and radio, and the legacy of public and international service.

The St. Paul Trail markers describe the University's agricultural roots and the expansion from agriculture to the studies of natural resources, horticulture, biological sciences, veterinary medicine, and human ecology.

Installation of marker
Portraying John Sargent Pillsbury, J.B. Eckert presides over the installation of a marker on the University's new Heritage Trail.

 
Bas relief in Scott HallYou can see beautiful stonework and carvings on many buildings throughout the Twin Cities campus. This bas relief in Scott Hall serves as a reminder of the building's first occupant, the School of Music.

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