One small town, many big stories
Historic Forestville will operate on a limited schedule for the summer of 2023. This is for the safety of our visitors and staff due to the closure of the historic bridge on County Road 118. We hope to see you as part of a school field trip, at special events, and again in 2024!
Explore the choices and changes that faced the inhabitants of this area — from ancient peoples to today’s residents.
Round out the visit with a game of croquet or horseshoes on the lawn.
Closed except for special events.
Grounds open for self-guided exploration.
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students, Children ages 5-17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free
MNHS members: Free
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)
Become an MNHS member!
History-Connects (Reduced Admission)
State Park vehicle permit required.
What to see and do
Start your Forestville experience at the visitor center!
Explore the choices that changed the path of a once-thriving community’s history.
Enjoy the scenery, go fishing, take a hike, have a picnic, and visit the cave (operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources).