History Theatre is located on the corner of Tenth Street and Cedar Street in downtown Saint Paul.
NOTE: Construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail line along Cedar Street, and the Light Rail station that is next to History Theatre, is mostly (97%) complete! Traffic can travel southbound on Cedar Street, and eastbound on 10th Street.
The Central Corridor Light Rail line is scheduled to start running in 2014.
History Theatre recommends that patrons and visitors park in the 7A Ramp, which is connected to History Theatre by skyway. The entrance is on Exchange Street, between St. Peter and Wabasha Streets.
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From west metro via I-94: 10th Street exit.
From east metro via I-94: 12th Street (242A) exit toward State Capitol, left onto Jackson Street, right onto 7th Street, right onto Wabasha Street.
From north metro via I-35E: 10th Street / Wacouta Street (107A) exit, continue straight onto Wacouta Street. Turn right onto 7th Street, then right onto Wabasha Street.
From south via I-35E: 11th Street (106C) exit, right onto St. Peter Street
On the street: free parking after 5:00 p.m. and all day Sunday.
Metered parking spaces are available on Wabasha, Exchange, and 10th Streets, but depending on construction or detours parking can be extremely limited; if you want to park on the street PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME.
In a ramp: 7A Ramp (Exchange Street - connected to History Theatre by skyway) and World Trade Center (7th and Cedar).
More parking information available at Saint Paul Smart Trips.
NOTE: The lot across 10th Street from History Theatre belongs to the St. Paul Public Health Services. It is not a public lot. Park there at your own risk.
Download printable bus unloading/parking directions and map (PDF).
Buses must unload on Wabasha Street, between Exchange Streets and Tenth Streets. If the drop-off zone is full, circle the block and we’ll catch you on the next go-round.
Here are directions to get your bus to the bus loading/unloading area without hitting too much construction.
BUS UNLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:
PLEASE DO NOT UNLOAD YOUR BUS UNTIL A HISTORY THEATRE STAFF MEMBER MEETS YOU!
Buses must unload on Wabasha Street between Exchange and 10th Streets.
This is only a drop-off zone, do not block the public bus stop at any time.
UNLOADING PATRONS IN WHEELCHAIRS
The wheelchair accessible entrance to the building is located on the east side of the building, on Cedar Street next to all of the light rail construction. Vehicles are not permitted to drive on this part of Cedar Street at this time so patrons in wheelchairs will need to be unloaded on 10th Street and escorted down the sidewalk. Please be sure to inform Jill Vaughn if your group includes patrons in wheelchairs or motorized scooters. A History Theatre staff member will be ready to assist with getting your group into the building.
Buses may park at the following places:
St. Paul is home to a LOT of great restaurants so you can enjoy a great evening out!
These are some favorites of History Theatre's staff and patrons:
Babani’s Kurdish Restaurant Babani’s is the first Kurdish restaurant to open in the United States.
544 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
Keys Café Minnesota's most awarded family restaurant since 1973
500 N. Robert St. | St. Paul, MN 55101
Sawatdee Voted “Best Thai 2011″ by MPLS St Paul Magazine Readers’ Poll
486 Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Cork’s Irish Pub Cork's menu is a mixture of traditional Irish pub food and Minnesota favorites
175 10th Street East Saint Paul, MN 55101
Macy’s River Room The elegant River Room opened its doors to guests in 1947 and has remained a dining tradition servicing Saint Paul
411 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101
St. Paul Grill Located at the historic Saint Paul Hotel in downtown Saint Paul overlooking Rice Park
350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
M St. Grill Whether you're joining us for a leisurely breakfast or a buttoned-up business lunch, M St. Cafe is the perfect sophisticated-yet-casual destination.
350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
Forepaugh's Restaurant You and your guests will enjoy New American Cuisine, served in our historic 19th-century setting.
276 S Exchange St, St Paul MN 55102
Joseph’s Grill Family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in affordable and casual dining
140 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107
Fabulous Fern’s located in the heart of the Historic Cathedral Hill Neighborhood
400 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102
Champps Americana More than just a sports bar and grill; a bold menu and open kitchen
2401 W 7th St, St Paul, MN 55116
Buca di Beppo Fresh, authentic Italian food served family style
2728 Gannon Rd, St Paul, MN 55116
For a list of nearby restaurants that can accommodate groups of 12+:
Adult Groups → Click here to download a printable list (pdf)
Student Groups → Click here to download a printable list (pdf)
Planning an overnight stay in St. Paul?
Visit ConcertHotels.com for links to hotels located near History Theatre.