Stillwater (Minnesota)

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater is a city in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. It is the county seat of Washington County.


Stillwater is one the oldest towns in Minnesota, being settled not long after the US government signed treaties with the local Ojibwa and Dakota nations in 1837. The town was the site of a territorial convention in 1848 that led to the establishment of Minnesota Territory as an organized territory in 1849, paving the way to statehood a decade later. Stillwater incorporated as a city on March 4, 1854, the same day Saint Paul incorporated. Today Stillwater is a popular day trip and weekend getaway destination for Twin Cities residents, who come to stroll the historic downtown with its shops and restaurants, and stay at one of the local bed and breakfasts.

Get in

By car

From Minneapolis or Saint Paul, go east on Minnesota Highway 36, which leads to Main Street in Downtown Stillwater. If approaching Stillwater from the north or south, you can take Minnesota Highway 95 into town, which follows a scenic route along the St. Croix River. From Wisconsin, take Highway 64, which runs right into the Stillwater Lift Bridge.

By bus

Public transit access to Stillwater is unfortunately pretty lacking. The sole option is Metro Transit's Route 294, an express bus service linking Stillwater to Downtown Saint Paul, which only runs during weekday rush hours.




Downtown Stillwater





Go next

Routes through Stillwater

Saint Paul Oakdale  W  E  END
Minneapolis via Roseville  W  E  becomes → New Richmond Bloomer
Saint Cloud Taylors Falls  N  S  Bayport Cottage Grove
END White Bear Lake  W  E  END

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