Hours and Admission


September 3 - October 27, 2019

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

Last tour at 4:00 pm

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration.

October 28 - December 31, 2019

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


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+
Active military*
College students
Children ages 5–17

Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
*Blue Star Families 
(May 18 - September 2, 2019)
(On site only)

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

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.