Visitor Experience

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is our highest priority. With this in mind, Historic Forestville has made some important updates to promote social distancing during your visit.

Keeping us all safe

We've put safety measures in place to protect the health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers  based on guidance from the CDC and local governments:

  • Visitors are required to wear a mask indoors and encouraged to wear one outdoors. Masks must cover both mouth and nose.
  • Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other visitors and staff.
  • If you are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID-19, please visit us another time.

Visitor center

The visitor center is open for restroom use and on-site ticket purchases. The museum store is open with a limited capacity. The drinking fountain is temporarily unavailable, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own water. Bottled water will be available in the museum store for $1.


Tours of Historic Forestville are offered each half hour with the last tour leaving one hour before closing. Tours are limited in size to accommodate social distancing.

Exploring the grounds

Please follow the signs and ground markings that have been installed throughout the grounds and historic site to ensure safe social distancing.