Hours and Admission


January 1 – May 3, 2019

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

May 4 - May 24, 2019

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

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration.

May 25 - September 2, 2019

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.

2019 Holidays

  • 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)


Adults $8
Seniors ages 65+
Veterans and active military
College students
Children ages 5–17
Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)


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

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.