Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965

Directions

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

Hours

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.

Admission

$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.

Contact

507-765-2785

2014 Apr 23

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Field Trips

Forestville changed dramatically when it was bypassed in 1868 by the railroad--going from a thriving rural trade center to a tight-knit agricultural community. Students are transported back to 1899 where they will interact with costumed interpreters. 

Field Trip Options

Family Life Today and in the Past

Students interact with residents of 1899 Forestville discovering the experiences of rural family life and how family members contributed to the livelihood of home and farm. Activities may include shopping, sawing wood, cooking, cleaning and caring for the garden and chickens.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3Length: 1.5 hoursCost: $5 per person

Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America 1877-1899

Students will learn how the Industrial Revolution affected the country in the 19th century. Topics include immigration, growth of cities and industries, mechanization's effects on American farms, small towns and the Progressive Movement. Activities may include operating modern farm implements, household gadgets and other timesavers introduced during the era.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Length: 1.5 hoursCost: $5 per person

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Cost

$5 per person

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