Who puts on the Tour?

The Tour’s many sponsors include departments of both cities, contractors, developers, financial institutions and other businesses.

The Tour was started in 1988 by the City of Minneapolis, joined in 1989 by the City of Saint Paul, with the common goal of encouraging homeowners to stay in the cities instead of moving to the suburbs. In 2003, the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) took over management of the Tour, and when NRP ended, NRP selected Pro Media, Inc. to continue the coordination function.