Oliver Kelley Farm

Farm-sized fun for every season

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April 10 – May 29, 2024

Closed except for field trips and special events.

May 30 – June 11



All hours


Adults: $12 
Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active military, College students: $10 
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)

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Getting here

15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN


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What to see and do


Stop by the visitor center to purchase tickets, explore the museum store, and watch an immersive film with a fresh take on food, farming, and Oliver Kelley, an innovator who changed farming forever.


Immerse yourself in the world of 1860s farming, when agriculture in Minnesota looked very different than it does today. Meet farm animals, interact with staff as they work in the house, barn, garden, and fields, and participate in a wide variety of activities that follow the farming cycle and change with the seasons.


Explore nature trails winding along the Mississippi River and through woodlands and restored prairie. Well-marked walking trails provide an opportunity to see some of the same types of wildlife and plants that the Kelleys would have seen.

Upcoming events

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    Pack a picnic and step back in time for a day of fun-filled festivities!