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The Mayo Historical Trolley Tour in Rochester, MN

The Mayo Historical Trolley Tour in Rochester gives visitors an inside look into the city and history.

By Braxton Shoop on January 3, 2016

Mayor Trolley Tour
Michael D. Tedesco

The Mayo Historical Trolley Tour gives visitors a guided tour of Rochester’s most historic and culturally significant sites. These tours, usually held during the summer months, often include Mayo Clinic Campus, downtown Rochester and Peace Plaza, the Feith Family Statuary Park, Calvary Episcopal Church, Silver Lake Park, the Plummer Building, Assisi Heights, St. Marys Hospital Campus and Chapel, the “Pill Hill” National Historic Residential District, and the Mayo Foundation House.

The Mayo Clinic Campus is the largest clinic of its kind in the world. The downtown Rochester and Peace Plaza area is home to several popular shops and restaurants. The Feith Family Statuary Park honors the founders of the renowned Mayo Clinic and Saint Marys Hospital. Calvary Episcopal Church was the Mayo family’s church and is the oldest church in Rochester. Silver Lake Park features several unique limestone bridges.

The Plummer Building is the original Mayo Clinic building and was designed by Dr. Henry Plummer. Assisi Heights is home to the Rochester Franciscan community. St. Marys Hospital Campus & Chapel is one of the largest private hospitals in the world. The “Pill Hill” National Historic Residential District features the historic homes of pioneering doctors, and the Mayo Foundation House is the former home of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Will Mayo.

The Rochester Trolley & Tour Company operates the Mayo Historical Trolley Tour and several other tours, such as the Romantic Late Night Holiday Lights Tour, the Scenic Mississippi River & Eagle Center Tour and the Haunted Rochester Trolley Tour.

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