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Historic Forestville

21899 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4501
+1 507-765-2785
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Beautiful Anytime of Year

It is very beautiful to see how they have kept the history of Forestville going for generations to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
QuarterArabPOA
Lots of history!

We had a great time here!!! We attended an evening program over Labor Day and were able to learn... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Erica C
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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Walk across the Carnegie Steel Bridge into 1899 Forestville. Explore the Meighen family store which is filled with original 19th-century merchandise, discover what's cooking in the kitchen and help the hired hands with chores in the garden and farm buildings. Costumed guides portray residents and their daily activities.
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21899 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4501
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

It is very beautiful to see how they have kept the history of Forestville going for generations to see. The actors who play some of the family members down there makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. It is not a big...More

Thank QuarterArabPOA
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had a great time here!!! We attended an evening program over Labor Day and were able to learn the history of the town as well as partake in some dancing and even a suffragette meeting! Super fun, beautiful location!

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had a wonderful time walking through the town! The tour lasts 1 1/2 hours long. We were disappointed we didn't have enough time to enjoy the tour.

Thank compgal
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The historic town of Forestville has been kept as living history. There are a number of buildings from 1899 that you tour. The guide in each area is a character that "lived" in 1899 so takes on the person's name, personality, and occupation. There are...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This was very fun, interesting and educational all in one. The guides who stay in characters from 1899 do a wonderful job. They are very knowledgeable. One of the guides had my granddaughter play the organ when she found out she played the piano. The...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The park has lovely hiking trails and a beautiful stream plus a cave to visit. Forestville itself has very little of the original town left. There are a few buildings so not that much to see as far as a "town" but there are frequent...More

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Could not spend as much time there as we would have liked to. Very authentic with much to learn and see. A great way to go back in time.

Thank spencers1621
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went to Historic Forestville Village as a time filler thinking an hour would be enough. What a surprise! Nice trip back in time and wonderful folks playing the parts of the locals from 1899. Very interesting place for the whole family.

Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were lucky enough to have great weather when we were here recently. We all really enjoyed going through the buildings and interacting with the actors in each one. The store, house, garden, shop... all like stepping back in time. We had two elementary age...More

Thank PurpleMN
Reviewed 29 May 2016

My husband and I took our 5 and 14 year olds and we all loved it. The guides were very knowledgeable and were prepared to answer all sorts of questions. My daughter loves history, so she liked that they told her what things would be...More

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