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Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965


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


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.


  • $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 Mar 30

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Town Life Gallery

Historic Forestville's Photographic Past

The process of photography had been around almost 30 years when Forestville began to decline in the late 1860s. Unfortunately, the earliest known photographic images of the town date from 1897, long after its decline. 

The photos shown here are kept at Historic Forestville. For historical photographs, paintings and drawings from all over Minnesota, explore the Minnesota Historical Society collections.