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 

Country Church

One-Room Schoolhouse 

1930s Farmstead 

Blacksmith Shop/Town Hall 

Feed Mill and Grain Elevator

1930s Farm_web

 

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Self-guided Tours

Farmamerica is open for self-guided tours Tuesdays through Fridays from June 8 – September 3. Visitors are encouraged to reserve their tour in advance using our online booking system. For tours outside of these open dates, and for reservations of 10 or more, please contact info@farmamerica.org or 507-835-2052.

Self-Guided Tours:

Enjoy Farmamerica at your own pace while on a self-guided tour. Download our app on iOS or Google devices for a narration of our historic sites, enjoy the 1-mile paved walking path, explore the interiors and exteriors of our historic structures, visit our farm animals, complete scavenger hunts, or play in our sandbox. Open limited hours in the fall, call or email: 507-835-2052

Admission:

  • Adults – $8
  • Children (3-12 yrs) – $6
  • Children (2 & Under) – FREE
  • Season Passholders & Members – FREE
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Historic Log Cabin in the spring

Guided Tours

Farmamerica guided tours are by appointment only, Tuesdays through Fridays beginning June 8 – September 3. To check availability for a guided tour outside of these dates, contact info@farmamerica.org

Guided Tours: 

During your guided tour you will explore the interiors and exteriors of our historic sites while being guided by one of our interpreters for a more robust, immersive experience into the history of agriculture. You will also get to meet and greet our farm animals, all while enjoying the open air and outdoors.

Admission: 

  • Adults – $10 
  • Children (3-12 yrs) – $8 
  • Children (2 & Under) – FREE 
  • Discounted admission: Season Passholders & Members

 

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Guided Tram Tours 

Looking to reserve a tour for a group outing? Farmamerica offers guided tram tours for groups of 15 or more. Enjoy a 2-hour tour around Farmamerica’s historic sites, led by an interpreter for an engaging look into Minnesota agriculture. Guided tram tours must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Email us to inquire about a guided tram tour. 

Admission: 

$15 per person, minimum of 12 participants OR $180 for 11 or fewer participants. 

2021 Field Trip Opportunities

Traditionally, Farmamerica has offered in-person field trips for 3rd – 6th-grade school groups. Though many things look different this year, we remain committed to providing a fun, engaging, and educational field trip experience to all of our participating schools at no cost.

  • In-Person Field Trips
    • In-person field trips are offered on a case-by-case basis and will have a limited number of classrooms/students per day. Field trips will include a combination of site tours and activities for students from 10 am to 2 pm hosted by Farmamerica staff members.
    • Fall 2021 field trip dates: Sept 28, 29, 30. Oct 7, 8, 9.
    • Call 507-835-2052 to book a field trip.

This video highlights our traditional school tours.

New Field Trip Options for Spring 2021

  • Field Trip in a Box
      • This free ag-activity field trip kit is available in two themes. Each kit includes all you need to host a 30-45 minute field trip, all from your own classroom.
      • Themes include Soil Sleuths: A chance to “dig deeper” into soil science, and Trek to 2050: a STEM exploration of agriculture’