Hours and Admission


September 6 – October 22, 2022

Day Hours
Saturday 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday–Friday Closed*

Last tour on Saturday is at 4:00 pm

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration (buildings closed)

October 23 – December 31, 2022

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

2022 Holiday schedule

  • Open Independence Day, 11:00 am–3:00 pm (July 4, 2022)
  • Open Labor Day 11:00 am–3:00 pm (September 5, 2022)
  • Closed all other holidays


Adults $10

Seniors ages 65+
Active military
College students
Children ages 5–17

Children age 4 and under Free
MNHS members Free
Blue Star Families
(Armed Forces Day–Labor Day)
Free (On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)


Group tickets

May 28 – August 31, 2022

  • Group tours available Thursday–Sunday.
  • Tours for groups of 25 people or more available Monday–Wednesday.

September 1 – October 31, 2022

  • Group tours available Monday–Friday.

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 during the 2021-22 school year. 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.