Explore Stillwater

downtown Stillwater circa 1950

Stillwater, Minnesota is a dynamic, growing community of 16,000 residents nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix, one of America's protected Wild and Scenic Waterways. Located just 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, this family-oriented community offers the advantages of conveniences of the Twin Cities metropolitan area in addition to the peacefulness and safety of small town Minnesota.

Stillwater has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was here that the state's territorial convention was held in 1848, and it was a thriving logging town throughout the 19th century. Stillwater takes pride in preserving the past. As you explore Stillwater, you will notice parts of the first territorial prison in Minnesota, including the warden's home; antique shops in the Isaac Staples Mill; shops, taverns, offices, and restaurants along Main street; as well as a railroad building, saloon, brewery, theater, and the Loome Antiquarian, a nationally renowned bookseller. A trolley tour through the city provides a look at this history, including the first Court House in Minnesota and Pioneer Park — known for its panoramic views.

Downtown is a few blocks away from the Ann Bean Mansion.

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