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Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965

Directions

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

Hours

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

May, September and October:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
 

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

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Tours

Guided Tours

Costumed guides lead visitors through the Meighen store and residence which are filled with original artifacts. Outside, visitors can move at their own pace, exploring 19th-century crops and field work. Guided tours last 45 to 60 minutes.
 
 
 
 

Group Tours

The historic site offers hands-on programs for schools, families, day camps and community groups that explore life in the rural southeastern Minnesota community of Forestville.
 
  • Availability: Adult group tours are available from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October.
  • Length: Tours last 75-90 minutes. Two hours are recommended to allow time to explore the historic site.
  • Cost: $5 per person. Two free admissions are included for the tour leader and bus driver, per group of 30.
  • Group size: A minimum of 15 people is required.
  • Reservations: Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance, call 507-765-2785 or e-mail forestville@mnhs.org. Cancellations must be made one week prior to scheduled arrival time.
  • ParkingThe Historic Forestville parking lot is located three quarters of a mile past the park office, just south of the river and historic site. A state park vehicle permit is required. Bus parking is also available.