Hours and Admission


October 23, 2022 – May 26, 2023

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

May 27 - September 3, 2023

Day Hours
Monday Closed*
Tuesday Closed*
Wednesday Closed*
Thursday 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Tours run every half hour. Last tour each day is one hour before closing.

*Grounds open for self-guided exploration.

September 4 – October 18, 2023

Day Hours
Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday–Friday Closed*

Last tour on Saturday is at 3:00 pm.

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

October 19 – December 31, 2023

Closed except for special events and field trips.

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

2023 Holiday schedule

  • Closed all 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 27 – August 31, 2023

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

September 1 – October 31, 2023

  • 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.