Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965

Directions

Inside Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. View current detour.

Hours

May, September and October:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
 
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Thur-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
 
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
 

Special events are held year round. Call for group tours.

Admission

  • $8 adults
  • $6 seniors and college students
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members.
 
State Park vehicle permit required.
 

Contact

507-765-2785

2016 Sep / Oct

 

Historic Forestville

Walk across the Carnegie Steel Bridge into 1899 Forestville. Explore the Meighen family store which is filled with original 19th-century merchandise, discover what's cooking in the kitchen and help the hired hands with chores in the garden and farm buildings. Costumed guides portray residents and their daily activities.

 

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Spend your summer with us, we're open! Guided tours start every 15 minutes and last about an hour. Last tour leaves at 4 pm.

Historic Forestville Video

Explore what our site has to offer with this video designed for field trip visitors.

 

Our Fourth of July program is always a big hit! Check us out in the Rochester Post-Bulletin and with local blogger Emily Carson. Plus, read about Meighan family members visiting their ancestor's home at Historic Forestville, in the Spring Valley Tribune.