Sites to tour at Farmamerica

Explore how Minnesota farmers survived in the late-1800s, thrived in the 1900s, and developed the modern farming techniques of today. Discover just how much has changed in the last 160 years.

Prairie Interpretive Center

1850s Settlement (Log cabin*)

Country Church

One-Room Schoolhouse

1930s Farmstead (Farmhouse*)

Blacksmith Shop/Town Hall

Feed Mill and Grain Elevator*

* For your safety, due to COVID-19, these are only open during guided tours so we can properly disinfect before and after each tour.

1930s Farm_web

 

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Self-guided Tours and Guided Group Tours

Thank you for your interest in Farmamerica’s tour options!

Our 2021 tour season has come to a close. We are so thankful to all of our visitors for helping us to make this tour season such a success. Check back soon for our 2021 event schedule and tour options. 

Virtual Tours

Abbreviated virtual tours are available upon request. Please contact smeyer@farmamerica.org for details. 

 

Historic Log Cabin in the spring

School Tours

Farmamerica offers fun and educational tours for 3rd – 6th-grade school groups.  Teachers can pick either a revamped or traditional tour opportunity. The first 180 students for each date are accepted.  Interpreters bring our historic sites to life to help students connect the country lifestyle of the past with the present. Contact: 507-835-2052 or info@farmamerica.org.

Fall 2020 Dates: By appointment only due to COVID-19

Educators: You can access short virtual tours of our historic sites here. If you would like additional information to complement your virtual field trip experience, contact: smeyer@farmamerica.org

* When offered, the revamped school tour provides additional hands-on activities and a deeper look at farming and food today. 

The video highlights our school tours.

Volunteer site interpreter speaks with youth about the 1850s in Minnesota

Hands-on Exhibits

Farmamerica has its first, permanent, modern agriculture, hands-on exhibit in the Visitor Center featuring the “Then & Now” of corn, the difference between dent corn and sweet corn, and a look at the amount of corn grown in MN.

Sponsored by:

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You can expect to see more hands-on experiences about today’s agriculture as funds are raised.