Hours and Admission

Hours

October 28 - December 31, 2019

Open for events, group tours, and school field trips.

 

January 1 – May 9, 2020

Closed for the season. Grounds open for self-guided exploration (buildings closed).

May 10 – 22, 2020

Day Hours
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday–Friday Closed*

Last tour on Saturday is at 4:00 pm

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration (buildings closed)

May 23 - September 6, 2020

Day Hours
Monday Closed*
Tuesday Closed*
Wednesday Closed*
Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday Noon–5:00 pm

Last tour each day at 4:00 pm.

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration.

September 7 – October 17, 2020

Day Hours
Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday–Friday Closed*

Last tour each Saturday at 4:00 pm.

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration.

January 1 - May 8, 2021

Closed for the season. Grounds open for self-guided exploration (buildings closed).

Group tours can be scheduled for 10 or more people with advanced reservation.

2019 Holiday schedule

  • Open Memorial Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (May 27, 2019)
  • Open Independence Day, Noon–4:00 pm (July 4, 2019)
  • Open Labor Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (September 2, 2019)
  • Closed all other holidays

2020 Holiday schedule

  • Open Independence Day observed, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (July 3, 2020)
  • Open Independence Day, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (July 4, 2020)
  • Closed all other holidays

Admission

  Cost
Adults $8

Seniors ages 65+
Veterans
Active military*
College students
Children ages 5–17

$6
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
*Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free
(On site only)

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

Parking

Group tickets

Groups of 15 people or more receive a discounted rate of $6 per person. Please make a reservation for your group at least two weeks prior to your visit by contacting 507-765-2785 or forestville@mnhs.org.

Field trips

Field trips are available year round with an appointment. Call 507-765-2785 or use the field trip request form to schedule.

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.