Hours and Admission


September 8 – October 28, 2018

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.

October 29, 2018 – early May, 2019

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

May - Labor Day, 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.

Holidays in 2019

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


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.