Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965


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


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.


  • $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.



2016 May / Jun

Sat, May 28 | They Built This Town
Sat, Jun 11 | Bread Making Day
Sat, Jun 18 | Games from Times Past
Sat, Jun 25 | Butter Making Day
Sat, Jul 16 | Bread Making Day
Sat, Jul 23 | Games from Times Past
Sat, Jul 30 | Butter Making Day
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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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Come visit us this spring. Saturday hours return in May.

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.