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“A must visit when in York”

Wessels Living History Farm
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in York
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Wessels Living History Farm is a hands-on, working farm. Activities for all ages, something for everyone. Tour the 1917 house, post and beam barn, granary, and other outbuildings of the farm. Climb up on Dave Wessels' antique tractors, visit the 1905 church and learn something old in the rural schoolhouse. Check out the gift shop for locally made items Open Tues-Sat 10a-4p, and Sundays 1p- 4p beginning May 2. Special tours, events, and space rental is available year-round. The farm is a great destination for weddings, family reunions, field trips and other gatherings. Experience life on a 1920s farm!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Newton, KS
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92 reviews
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“A must visit when in York”
Reviewed 24 August 2011

A very nice collection of farming equipment and buildings from the early 1900's. The house is well worth the visit., very well restored. We had a great guide. She was very well informed and you could tell she liked what she was doing.

Visited July 2011
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Santa Fe, NM
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“Fun and educational place”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

The Wessels Living History Farm is a great place with something for all ages. My grandchildren, aged 4 and 12, enjoyed seeing the large collection of tractors, feeding the farm animals, and seeing the old farmhouse. For the adults, it was fun to see how a house would have been furnished in the 1920's and to remember how farm life was before all the huge machinery and modern conveniences of today. The volunteers who conduct the tours are very friendly and knowledgeable, and were accommodating and answered the many questions that we all had. I highly recommend this living museum.

Visited August 2011
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