Keystone’s History Tours program offers enriching experiences for seniors (and people of all ages), encouraging everyone to go new places, learn new things, and experience historical sites and treasures. The History Tours program travels throughout the state and across the county! Tours are presented by David Bredemus, Keystone’s Historian and Tour Guide. Dave specializes in local, regional and international tours based on history, culture and geography. Through this program, we are pleased and excited to present you with fun, informative, adventurous and educational excursions.
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2020 History Tour Season
We are excited to announce our plans for the 2020 tour season. Our tours will immerse you in history in the Twin Cities, around the state of Minnesota, and across the country.
COVID 19 History Tours Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all Keystone History tours through June 2020 to ensure the safety of everyone connected with the History Tours program. We are so sad to have to do this, but believe it is the right decision at this time. We will continue to evaluate the situation to see if any tours beyond June 30th will be affected.
At this point, we will not be on rescheduling any tours due to the many unknowns associated with COVID-19.
For those of you who have signed up for the July 9th Historic Treasures and October 17th Texas trip, we are staying optimistic that these tours will be able to go forward as planned.
Refund information has been emailed to everyone signed up for Tours 1-5. There is nothing you need to do to make refunds happen – we will be automatically issuing refunds for everyone signed up for tours 1-5.
If you have any questions about the History Tours season for 2020 please contact us.
Add your Name to the History Tours Email List for Special Perks
New this year, we are encouraging everyone to sign up for email notifications and promotions from the History Tours program. As an incentive to sign up for this email list, Keystone will be sending the brochure to email recipients before the brochure is mailed so you will have first access to the tours. In the future, we are hoping to be offer “pop-up” tours outside of the brochure cycle and the only way to find out about these special tours will be via email.
History Tour Information
Registration: Registration is open online now. All tour fees must be paid in full to complete your registration.
- If you aren’t comfortable completing your registration online, we will start accepting reservations over the phone on Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m. Please call 651-298-5493 to register over the phone.
- Payment forms accepted: Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express. It is preferred that you pay via credit card but if you would like to pay by check we must receive your payment within 5 business days of you submitting your registration. Late payments may forfeit your spot on the tour. Make checks payable to Keystone Community Services and mail it to: Tours Program, 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.
Fees: All fees must be paid in full immediately to complete your tour registration. The tour registration fees always include deluxe motor coach transportation, lodging, admissions, all guides and historical narration. Food and beverages are included as specified for each tour.
Wait list: Once a tour is full, there will be a wait list posted. If the tour you are interested in is full, we highly encourage you to add your name to the wait list (at no cost to you). If space becomes available, we will use the wait lists to fill open tour spots. Additionally, the wait lists will help determine if an additional tour date should be added.
Parking: We coordinate tour pick-ups at two locations. You can be dropped off for your tour or you can park your car.
- Best Western Shoreview Hotel, 1000 Gramsie Road, Shoreview, MN. Over-night parking is available at this location.
- West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN. Please park in the rows in the back of the parking lot, leaving the rows near the building available for other participants using the center.
Tour cancellation policy: To receive a refund (less any non-coverable costs such as tickets, meals, hotels, etc.), you must give notice of 30 days or more for day trips and 45 or more days for overnight trips. Keystone reserves the right to cancel a trip if less than 40 people register.
History Tours Liability Statement
Tours are under the management of Keystone Community Services, which acts as agent in arranging for transportation, hotel accommodations, sight-seeing, and other services, as described in this brochure. Therefore, we shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, injury, damage, accident, delays or cancellations of or changes in itinerary, schedule or accommodations caused directly or indirectly from acts of God, fire, strikes, acts of governments or civil disturbances, riots, thefts, pilferage, any act or default of any company or person engaged in transporting the passenger or rendering any other service or carrying out the arrangements of any tour, or by the act of default of any hotel proprietor or servant. The right is reserved to alter the itinerary or schedule at any time, with or without prior notice, if in the opinion of the operator such an adjustment is necessary or desirable. Keystone Community Services reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as member of any tour should such person’s health, mental or physical condition or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of other passengers and a refund of recoverable unused land tour services is the limit of the agent’s liability should such a person be required to terminate the tour. No refunds will be granted for any unused portions of this tour unless arranged with the operator’s approval in writing in advance. Meals, gratuities, entertainment and tax are not included in tours unless specifically stated. Fares quoted herein are based on those rates in effect at the time of the printing of this brochure and while no changes are anticipated, fares are subject to change without notice.
Updates from Keystone
It is difficult to find the words to capture the many things all of us are feeling regarding the death of George Floyd and the destruction of our community in the wake of his death.
This events of this week have been traumatizing, in an already unsettling time. Mr. Floyd’s life matters and our hearts go out to everyone grieving his death.
We are grieving with our community. Keystone is here to provide support to our community members and we are committed to strengthening our community with you. Please reach out to us if you or anyone you know needs help.
To read, Keystone’s full response to this week’s events please click here.