Field Trips: Harkin Store

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Harkin Store.

Harkin Store was the social and economic center of a bustling community in the early 1870s. When the railroad bypassed the town, the store was forced to close with forty percent of its inventory on the shelves, where it remains today.

Field trip options

School Tours

Grades K-12
Students are transported back in time by the natural surroundings and original inventory still on the shelves.

Academic standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Harkin Store

66250 County Road 21
New Ulm, MN 56073


  • $4 per student, $40 minimum group fee
  • Teachers free
  • One free adult per 10 students


  • Visit April-October.