Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965


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


May, September & October:
Sat 10-5
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Thur-Sat 10-5
Sun noon-5

Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10-5

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


$7 adults
$6 seniors and college students
$5 children ages 6-17
Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
State Park vehicle permit required.



2014 Apr / May

Light Rain | Wind From the ESE at 15 MPH Gusting to 25 MPH
updated: 7:44 wunderground.com

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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Plan your visit now! Historic Forestville opens for the season May 3
Check out our upcoming special events and sign up for our 19th Century Homstead Day Camp.

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.