Join us on our vintage red trolleys for a narrated city tour featuring Rochester’s top sites and attractions, including our Mayo historical sites! Explore the early years of the world-famous Mayo Clinic, while experience the homes and lives of pioneering doctors on this relaxing, entertaining tour!

Available seven days per week, year-round, for private groups! 33 passenger vintage trolley or by coach! 

Relax and enjoy this entertaining and informative tour featuring stories and anecdotes associated with Rochester’s major historic, cultural, and architectural sites and attractions. Rochester and the “Blufflands” region boast a rich and fascinating Indian, pioneer, stagecoach, steamboat, and Civil War history. This tour offers an overview of Rochester’s fascinating medical history along with the Mayo family’s ties to Minnesota history. By the end of this tour, you will know the inside story of Rochester’s amazing growth and transformation from a humble Midwestern farm town to world-famous mecca for the medical arts. We guarantee you will be surprised and delighted by the charm of Rochester’s many hidden scenic and cultural gems, as we focus on Rochester’s extraordinary past, exciting present, and much-anticipated future Destination Medical Center (DMC) growth.


  • Mayo Clinic Campus ~ Largest Clinic of its Kind in the World
  • Downtown Rochester & Peace Plaza ~ Cosmopolitan Shops, Restaurants, & Plazas

  • Plummer Building ~ Original Mayo Clinic Building Designed by Dr. Henry S. Plummer

  • Mayo Civic Center & Rochester Art Center ~ Largest Event Space in Southern MN with Beautiful Glass Atrium & Contemporary Architecture 

  • Silver Lake Park ~ Charming Lake District Featuring Limestone Arch Bridges

  • Assisi Heights ~ Home of the Rochester Franciscan Community, Founders of St. Marys Hospital 

  • St. Marys Hospital Campus & Chapel ~ Among the Largest Private Hospitals in the Country, Rich in History 

  • History Center of Olmsted County & Historic Stoppel Pioneer Farm ~ Fascinating Sites that Depict the Area’s Pioneer & Settlement Eras  

  • Mayowood Historic Corridor ~ Dr. Charlie’s Limestone Carriage Barn & Stables, Greenhouses, Cottages, River Bridge, Dam & Lake 

  • Historic Mayowood Mansion ~ Former Home of Mayo Clinic Co-Founder Dr. Charlie Mayo, Completed in 1911

  • Plummer House ~ Former Home of Dr. Henry S. Plummer, Designer of Original Mayo Clinic Buildings 

  • “Pill Hill” National Historic Residential District ~ Historic Homes Built by Pioneering Doctors & Prominent Citizens 

  • Mayo Foundation House ~ Former Home of Mayo Clinic Co-Founder Dr. Will Mayo, Completed in 1918

  • Soldier’s Field Veterans Memorial ~ One of the Finest Memorials in the Country
  • Calvary Episcopal Church ~ Mayo Family Church & Oldest Church in Rochester
  • Feith Family Statuary ~ Park Honoring Founders of Mayo Clinic & Saint Marys Hospital


  • Your group selects the tour date, start time, and pickup location! 

  • Recommended duration for this tour is 1 hour, 1.5 hours, or 2 hours! 

  • This private group tour is available seven days per week! 

  • Transportation via a 33 passenger vintage trolley or by coach! 

  • Your group will receive a flat discounted private group tour rate!