Since 2003, The McKnight Foundation has been located in the Washburn A Mill building, on the western bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Surrounded by the former mill's ruins, McKnight's offices are located directly above the Mill City Museum.
710 South Second Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Our building's entrance is on South Second Street, between Park and Chicago Avenues South. Enter through the door directly under the large "Mill City Museum" sign and take the elevator to the fourth floor.
McKnight's offices are easily accessible via public transit. For Twin Cities bus and train routes and schedules, visit MetroTransit.org. From the Vikings stadium lightrail stop, head northwest on Fifth Street (away from the stadium). Turn right onto Park Avenue. Walk four blocks, crossing Washington Avenue, and turn right on South Second Street.
Parking is available at parking ramps on South Second Street across from our building. Fees increase during some downtown events. The ramps accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard. There is also metered parking on surrounding streets.
More information about the history and preservation of the Mill Ruins is available through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Driving directions from:
North. South on 35-W to Washington Avenue exit, then turn right; turn right again at 11th Avenue; turn left at 2nd Street South. Building is two blocks ahead on the right.South. North on 35-W to U of M exit, follow sign for West Bank; turn left at Washington Avenue; turn right at 11th Avenue; turn left at 2nd Street South. Building is two blocks ahead on the right.
East. West on I-94 from St. Paul, to Cedar Avenue. Take Cedar north to Seven Corners and bear left onto Washington Avenue; turn right at 11th Avenue; turn left at 2nd Street South. Building is two blocks ahead on the right.
West. East on 394 to 4th Street exit. Turn left at Hennepin Avenue; turn right at 1st Street South; cross Marquette and 2nd Avenue South; turn right on 3rd Avenue South; turn left on 2nd Street South. Building is two blocks ahead on the left.
McKnight is committed to creating an inclusive facility for persons of all abilities, identities, and cultural backgrounds. We offer a list of commitments and requests we can accommodate, but we acknowledge that we do not know all religious, cultural, or other practices of every individual visiting the Foundation. We encourage you to reach out to the Reception and Facilities Director regarding practices and observances that may require accommodation. We will do our best to honor these requests while balancing the Foundation’s business operations, policies, and practices.
- McKnight is
committed to ensuring that people of all abilities have equal access to and
participation in our facilities. We comply with all applicable provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- All gender
identities are welcomed at the Foundation. The signage on our multi-stall
gender neutral bathrooms states that “All are encouraged to use the restroom
that best fits their identity.”
- McKnight strives to
be fragrance free. We recognize that employees and visitors may have
sensitivity and/or allergic reactions to various fragrant products.
Requests that we have experience providing accommodations for with at least one week’s notice:
- Private space for
- Private space for