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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.


  • $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.



2015 Nov 24

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1899 Independence Day Celebration

Experience Independence Day as it was celebrated in Historic Forestville in 1899. Take part in a grand ceremony, listen to local Glee Club and political speeches including a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 p.m. and watch an old-time 1860s baseball game. Guests can also enjoy pie and watermelon eating contests and sack and three-legged races for the kids.

For upcoming dates please visit our calendar of events.