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.

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Self-guided Tours and Guided Group Tours

Register here to enjoy the Walking Path or Self-Guided Tours. Visit our COVID-19 page before booking your visit.

Summer Hours

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 7 pm
2nd Saturday of June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct Check Event Calendar for hours

September & October: Call for hours

 

Admission

Tour admission is free with a paid Farmamerica membership or season pass.

Walking Path access only

Free-will donation of (Suggested $5) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain historic buildings* will not be open.

Self-Guided All Access Tours 
Adult: $8
Kids 3 – 12 years: $5
Kids 2 & under: Free

Guided Tours 
Make reservations with Samantha: smeyer@farmamerica.org

On a Guided Tour, a Farmamerica interpreter accompanies your group to share even more history with you for a more robust, immersive experience into the history of agriculture. Tram transportation from each farm site is available if needed and noted at the time of reservation.
  
Adult: $10
Kids 3 – 12 years: $7
Kids 2 & under: Free

* 1850s Log Cabin, Country Schoolhouse, Church, 1930s Farmhouse, Blacksmith Shop.

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. 507-835-2052 or info@farmamerica.org. Interpreters bring the sites to life to help students connect the country lifestyle of the past with the present.

This Spring admission fees for school groups are waived thanks to funding support from E.F. Johnson Foundation and the Paul Rosenau Family Funds. 

Fall 2020 Dates: To be announced this summer

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

The video highlights our school tours.

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.