Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965


Inside Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. View directions.


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


  • $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.



2017 Oct 21

Weather Forecast

Field Trips

Walk into the town of Forestville as it was in 1899. Browse authentic 19th-century merchandise, explore the outbuildings, and talk with costumed “residents” as they go about their daily activities.

Field Trip Options

1899 Family Life

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: $6 per student

The Industrial Revolution in Everyday Life

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 farm implements, household gadgets, and other timesavers introduced during the era.

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


$6 per student, $60 minimum group fee
Teachers FREE
One free adult per 10 students



Apply for scholarships, grants and subsidies, including transportation subsidies. Find out more.