Hibbing High School

A genuine class act

A grand staircase leads to the medieval castle-like framework of the historic school, built in the early 1920’s for almost $4 million. Unique hand-molded ceilings in the foyer welcome visitors and accent the breathtaking auditorium designed after the Capitol Theatre in New York City. Cut-glass chandeliers of crystal, imported from Belgium, light the 1800-velvet seat grand auditorium. The cost of each chandelier in 1920 was $15,000 and today they are insured for $250,000 each.

The auditorium boasts a magnificent Barton pipe organ, one of only two that still exist in the United States. Containing over 1900 pipes, the organ can play any orchestra instrument except the violin. Bob Dylan and Kevin McHale attended school here.
Directions: Exit off Highway 169 in Hibbing onto Howard Street. Follow six blocks (.3 miles) to 8th Avenue and take a left. Follow approximately 1 block and the school will be directly in front of you.

Admission: Call for times. Open June 1-Sept. 1. Group tours and school groups welcome. Tour guide recommended. Available by reservation.  218-263-3675

To learn more, visit the Hibbing Chamber website.

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Hibbing High School
801 East 21st Street
Hibbing, MN 55746